Mayor – Dana Robin Goldman


Mayor Dana Robin Goldman has served on the Sunny Isles Beach City Commission since 2014. She was formerly a Commissioner (Seat 3) and Vice Mayor of the City. Over the years she has spearheaded multiple transportation, community service and environmental policy initiatives. Most recently she served as catalyst for the Mobility and Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee (MAPSAC) and Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC) to provide citizen engagement and address our growing mobility and resiliency objectives. Prior to the City Commission, Ms. Goldman served as Chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) where she was involved in various initiatives, including social media, electronic signage, and the condo workshop series. She is an active member of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities and serves on the Florida League of Cities Transportation Legislative Policy Committee.

Ms. Goldman concurrently serves as Of Counsel to Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Miami office, where she is a member of the Real Estate Department. She represents national and regional homebuilders, handling matters relating to the development of their condominiums and planned development communities. Ms. Goldman also holds a real estate broker and a mortgage loan originator license and is a title agent. In addition to her legal experience, Ms. Goldman has prior experience as a business owner and operator.

Ms. Goldman is a full-time resident of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida and has extensive ties to this community. Born and raised in Miami Beach, she grew up amid the family’s business, Pumpernik’s Restaurant, a historic landmark. She graduated from Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale and went on to distinguish herself with an A.B. from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, magna cum laude with high honors in History, before obtaining her J.D. from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Since returning to South Florida in 1994, Ms. Goldman has been actively involved in the community as a contributing member of various organizations, civic boards and associations, including the American Flood Coalition, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Florida Advisory Committee, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews (MCCJ), Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) – Miami, the Miami Association of Realtors, and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, Condominium & Planned Development Committee. She currently moderates popular ongoing “Condo Rights Workshop Series” throughout the City of Sunny Isles Beach, where she assembles guest panels to discuss topics of interest and importance to condo dwellers.

Ms. Goldman is married to Michael Gates and has a daughter, Julia.

Ms. Goldman enjoys power-walks, travel, politics and people.