Cutler Bay Town Manager Ralph Casals on June 24 was appointed the 2016-17 president of the Miami-Dade City and County Management Association (MDCCMA).
Casals has more than 30 years of municipal experience. He was also president from 2004-05. The MDCCMA has 75 full-members who meet monthly to share best practices and interact with informative and educational guest speakers.
He has served as Cutler Bay town manager since June 2012, but was part of the core group of department heads after the town incorporated in 2005. Casals’ public service career began at age 17 with Florida City, when he was part of the Homestead Senior High School work experience program. He has also served as city manager for North Bay Village and assistant town manager of Miami Lakes.
His MDCCMA leadership team includes vice president and South Miami Deputy City Manager Shari Kamali, treasurer and Doral City Manager Edward Rojas, and secretary and Miami Lakes Assistant Town Manager Andrea Agha.