About Me

Mayor Ana M. Ziade is not only the City’s first elected female mayor, but also the City’s first elected Hispanic mayor.  Not since the 1970’s has the city had a female on the commission. And according to The Hispanic Vote, Mayor Ziade is the first elected Hispanic mayor in Broward County.             

The daughter of Cuban immigrants exiled by the Castro regime in 1959, her parents instilled the importance of citizenship, civic duty, and especially the right and need
to vote.  Although born in California, her family moved back to South Florida, where she grew up and attended public schools in Oakland Park. 

Mayor Ziade and her husband Dib, of 31 years, have been residents of North Lauderdale for 29 years.  They raised their children in North Lauderdale. Their daughter, Ally, is a North Lauderdale Recreational Leader and mom to their grandchildren Mason and Ava. Their son Joseph is
currently serving his second tour in the United States Navy.

Mayor Ziade is a former Florida Bar Certified Paralegal with an
emphasis in Commercial Litigation and Customs and International Trade. Her over 30 years of experience in the legal field helps guide her in all decisions she makes for the betterment of our City.

My Experiences

  • Broward League of Cities (“BLOC”);
  • BLOC Appointee to the South Florida Regional Planning Council;
  • Broward County Appointee to the Community Action Agency Advisory Board;
  • City representative to the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization Board (“MPO”);
  • MPO Executive Board Representing Small Cities.
  • Tamarac North Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Florida League of Mayors;
  • Florida League of Mayors Board of Directors;
  • Florida League of Cities;
  • National League of Cities (“NLC”);
  • NLC, Hispanic Elected Local Officials Board of Directors (“HELO”);
  • NLC, Women in Municipal Government (“WIMG”); and
  • NLC, Small Cities Council

Mayor Ziade is involved in these organizations, not only to be better informed, but to bring forward potential grants, other funding possibilities and programs available to the city and our residents.