Miami Beach

Blechman Foundation for Parkinson’s to honor Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales

Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales.
Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales. Miami Herald File

Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales will be honored Oct. 22 by the Blechman Foundation for Parkinson’s Research for his outstanding two decades of community service and leadership. The free event runs 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Sabadell United Bank, 1111 Brickell Ave. in downtown Miami.

Morales was raised in Miami Beach and became a community advocate and later a Miami-Dade County commissioner. He frequently speaks out for youth sporting events, transportation for the elderly and disabled, and protecting taxpayers, according to a foundation news release.

The Blechman foundation is a nonprofit organization in Miami that funds neuroprotective research for Parkinson’s disease. Foundation co-founders Melissa and David Blechman this year decided to honor Morales with the first B Strong Award to celebrate his achievements and the differences he has made in Miami Beach.

Morales is also a board member for Autism Speaks, American Red Cross and the South Florida National Parks Trust.

For more information, email or call 305-381-7472.