COMMISSIONER MICHAEL GRIECOMichael
Grieco is a proud resident, family man, and business owner here in Miami Beach.
Following his undergraduate career in Washington, DC, during which he worked in
both the US Congress and at C-SPAN, he moved to the greater Miami area in 1997
and soon after moved to and fell in love with our city. After graduating the
University of Miami School Of Law in 1999, Michael started his legal career as
a Miami-Dade Assistant State Attorney. As a prosecutor he learned about not
only the rule of law, but its application throughout the county. Michael
excelled in the office, spending a majority of his six years focused on Gang
and Narcotics enforcement before becoming a supervising Felony Division Chief
Michael then opened his law practice in 2007, choosing to become
a small business owner. He has since built a successful boutique trial practice
focusing on client care. Michael decided several years ago to move his business
to Miami Beach to stay close to home, and enjoys the ability to run home
frequently (and also walk the dog) or receive family visits throughout the day.
Michael has a 4-year-old son who he considers his main
motivation to seek local office. He wants his son to grow up in a city he is
proud of, and he is worried that Miami Beach is headed in the wrong direction
due to lack of leadership. Michael has lived in condos at 5th and Meridian Ave.
and both 800 and 1000 West Avenue, as well as a house in mid-beach (47th and
Alton Rd.) before settling in South of Fifth about four years ago.
As a community leader
Michael previously sat on the Board of Directors for the South of Fifth Neighborhood
Association. He also acts as Vice-Chair of the Pillar Board for the Miami Beach
Chamber of Commerce and sits on the board for the Miami Children’s Hospital
Young Ambassadors. Michael is a Mount Sinai Hospital Young Founder and is a
past-member of the Miami Beach Police-Citizens Board and Community Relations
Board. Michael is a perpetual philanthropist, as he has organized and/or acted
as title sponsor for multiple causes including Miami Children’s Museum, Big
Brothers Big Sisters, and as well as both the Mount Sinai and Miami Children’s