Vince C. Lago was automatically re-elected for a second four-year term on April 11, 2017 and was sworn in as a City Commission on April 28, 2017. He began his first term of service on April 12, 2013.
Commissioner Lago has shown a strong dedication to civic and philanthropic causes serving on various decision making boards and foundations in our community. As a former member of the Coral Gables Planning and Zoning Board, he has brought a reasonable and creative approach while remaining committed to preserving the unique character of Coral Gables – always placing its residents’ quality of life first and foremost. During his time in office, Commissioner Lago has spearheaded a multitude of legislative initiatives and encourages the City to be at the forefront of sustainability.
He also serves on various community and civic boards. As a college student, he was one of the youngest board members to be appointed to La Liga Contra el Cancer (“The League Against Cancer”), where he co-founded the annual “Arroz Con Mango” gala which raises hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of the charity’s mission to provide free medical care to cancer patients.
Commissioner Lago previously served on the Board of Directors of the Coral Gables Community Foundation. As a member of the board, he has worked toward the organization’s goals of promoting and enhancing the quality of life of the residents of the City Beautiful while raising funds to help the elderly, youth, and disabled in our community.
He has a strong passion for the arts that he will use to enhance culture and public spaces in Coral Gables. Since 2009, Commissioner Lago has served as a board member of Locust Projects, a non-profit contemporary art organization which supports emerging and mid-career artists. He also serves as a board member of the City of Miami’s Arts and Entertainment Council.
He was recently appointed as a Board member to the Coral Gables Museum and believes in educating the community on the importance of art and culture.
Commissioner Lago is dedicated to the advancement of higher education by serving as a board member of the President’s Council at Florida International University (FIU). Having earned both a Masters in Construction Management from the Engineering School at FIU and a Bachelors of Business Administration from FIU, he has shown dedication for his alma mater by raising funds for scholarships.
Commissioner Lago is dedicated to transportation planning and is committed to enhancing South Florida’s transportation system while meeting energy conservation needs and preserving the physical and social environment of the community.
In 2017 he become appointed as a board member to the Miami Dade Transportation Planning Organization representing the City of Coral Gables.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he moved to Coral Gables in 1980. He graduated from Gulliver Preparatory School in 1996. In 2007, Commissioner Lago married Olga Mari Saizarbitoria Lago, a Coral Gables native and a research analyst for Discovery Communications. In May 2011, they welcomed their first daughter, Mirentxu Cristina Lago and in August 2014, their second daughter Catalin Maria Lago. In his professional career, Commissioner Lago is an executive at a distinguished management and design firm which focuses on commercial construction and specializes in the construction of medical and educational facilities.
• Liga Contra El Cancer, Board of Directors
• Locust Projects, Board of Directors Liaison
• Coral Gables Community Foundation, Board of Directors
• City of Miami Arts and Entertainment Council
• Coral Gables Museum, Board of Directors Ex-Officio
• Miami Dade County League of Cities, Board of Directors
• PACE Green Corridor, Board of Directors
• Tenet Health Coral Gables Hospital, Governing Board Member
• Transportation Planning Organization Member
• TPO Executive Policy Committee, Board Member
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Appointment Information: Contact 305-569-1817
City of Coral Gables
Office of Commissioner Vince C. Lago
405 Biltmore Way, Second Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134