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Vice Mayor Vince Lago



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.

Vice Mayor 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, Vice Mayor 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.

Vice Mayor 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, Vice Mayor 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.

Vice Mayor 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.

Vice Mayor 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. In 2019, he became appointed to the Junior League of Miami's Community Advisory Board and provides expert knowledge on important community advocacy projects.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he moved to Coral Gables in 1980. He graduated from Gulliver Preparatory School in 1996. In 2007, Vice Mayor 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, Vice Mayor 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.

Civic Affiliations

• 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

Vice Mayor's Legislative History 

Legislative History as of October 2020

Vice Mayor's Lago's Memos and More: (Click on the links below to view)

Zoning Code Re-write Proposal – Miracle Mile

Zoning Code Rewrite Re: Miracle Mile and Crafts Section Community Workshop Request

Halloween Covid-19 Concerns

2019-2020 Office Expenses Report 

Banyan Drive Park Memo 

TPO-(TIP) Update- May 22, 2020 

Innovation-and-Flexibility-May 14, 2020

Sharing Articles May-13-2020

Business-Recovery-Task Force April 23, 2020

Consideration of Citywide Undergrounding of Utilities Report

2018-2019 Office Expenditure Report

Merrick House Coral Rock Wall & Repairs Funding

Coral Gables Senior High School Presentation

Resolution - In Support of Florida's Everglades

Septic Tank and Sewage Conversion-August 29,2019

Town Hall Powerpoint Presentations July, 31 2019

Chinese Monorail - July 16, 2019

Sea Level Rise Cost Article - June 21, 2019

Urban Mobility Task Force - May 15, 2019

Kakouris Park Memo - April 25, 2019

Blue Ribbon Committee Report

City of Coral Gables Intergovernmental Agreement

Potential Reclamation Project - March 19,2019

Landscaping Contractors Registration Ordinance - February 20, 2019

Solar Editorial on Solar Installations - January 24, 2019

Letter to the County on Behalf of Resident - December 14, 2018

2017-2018 Office Expenditures Memo - November 5, 2018

Ethics Investigation Clearance - October 25, 2018

Smart Demonstration Memo - October 5, 2018

TPO Demonstration Project Application - May 7, 2018

Information Request - September 18, 2018

Request for Consulting/ Vendors Services Information - September 17, 2018

New School Year, Enhanced Safety Practices - August 20, 2018

Re-evaluating the Arts in Public Places Program - July 25, 2018

Interfering with Hiring Process

Recycling Card Board Boxes Action Plan - March 14, 2018

Temporary Traffic Diverters Algardi Cantoria and Garcia - February 28, 2018

Betsy Adams Garden Club Park - January 16, 2018

Code Enforcement

Blue Ribbon Panel - October 24, 2017

Paseo de la Riviera Project Commission Intent

Items to Consider

Implementation of Online Tracking Tool

Coral Gables Sustainability Efforts

Climate change Informational Video

Social Media Marketing Campaign and Mobile App Outreach Memorandum

Solar Installations

Pending City Initiatives and Creating a City Commission Monthly Status Report

Recycling Initiatives in the City of Coral Gables

City-wide LED Street Light Conversion

City Attorney

Preserving the Look of Our City Memo

Trees on Granada Grove Ct.- December 16, 2017

Contact us:
Phone: 305-460-5323
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