South of Fifth Neighborhood

Area: Boundaries of the neighborhood association shall be defined as the region South of Fifth Street, specifically beginning at the median or center line of Fifth Street and ending at Government Cut, extending from the Atlantic Ocean to Biscayne Bay.

Contact: sofna@sofna.org

  • President: Clare McCord
  • Vice- President: Ron Starkman
  • Secretary: Dawn McCall
  • Treasurer: Brian Hauserman
  • Director: Michael DeFilippi
  • Director: Patrick Groenendaal

Membership Requirements: Membership in the Association shall be open to those individuals age 18 and over who are:

a. residents or owners of residential property located in the boundaries as described in Article III, who shall be considered Resident Members. In the case of residential properties owned by corporations or LLCs, only one individual may serve as the entity’s Resident Member; OR b. owners/operators of businesses, with a current occupational license and located in the boundaries as described in Article III, who shall be considered Commercial Members. In the case of corporations, LLCs, partnerships or businesses owned or operated by multiple individuals, only one individual may serve as the business’ Commercial Member. Owners/operators of home-based businesses, as defined by the laws of the City of Miami Beach shall be considered Resident Members, not Commercial Members.

An Individual may not simultaneously serve as both a Resident and a Commercial Member. Those individuals who qualify for membership in both the Resident and Commercial categories shall self-designate the desired category in which they will serve.

Meeting Schedule/Calendar:Generally on a monthly basis on select Wednesday’s at  6:00 p.m. (meetings are noticed by email). Please email: sofna@sofna.org to be added to our membership/email list. Meetings are held at the Murano Grande- Community Room ; 400 Alton Road (Next to the Icon building).

Mission of Association:
The purpose of this neighborhood association is:

a. To preserve and enhance the quality of life in the South of Fifth/South Pointe neighborhood; b. To be an advocate for all residents, relative to quality of life issues as individual security, heavy traffic, insufficiency of parking, cleanliness, and excessive noise; c. To liaise with city agencies regarding all capital improvements, public works and proposed commercial or residential development projects; d. To ensure that South Pointe’s interests are effectively represented in Miami Beach; e. To provide an effective and transparent process by which all residents of the neighborhood may involve themselves in the affairs of the neighborhood; f. To do and perform all of the activities related to said purposes, to have and enjoy all of the powers granted, and engage in any lawful activity for which nonprofit corporations may be organized under Florida Statutes Chapter 617; g. To protect our cultural heritage by supporting the principles and practices of historic preservation; h. To carry out such activities as are permitted by entities functioning as a 501(c)(3); i. To carry out such other objectives as are approved by the Board or the membership.

Summary of Accomplishments: Have established committees ranging from Quality of Life, to Financial, to Parents Group, to Communication, Government Liaison, and 5 Street and Alton project.