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City of Miami Beach
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305.673.7000

Program for Public Information (PPI) Committee

PPI Committee Overview

The Program for Public Information (PPI) Committee is tasked with identifying communication projects that reduce flood risk and increase flood awareness. The Committee works together to create the PPI Plan and yearly updates. This not only shows activities conducted for flood awareness but also demonstrates the impact that outreach projects have on the community. The annual report allows the Committee to keep track of the plan’s outcomes, celebrate achievements, identify areas of improvement and continue planning for the future.

In 2017, the City of Miami Beach completed the Program for Public Information (PPI), referred to as the Resiliency Communications Plan at the time, through FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS). Since then, the Program for Public Information (PPI) Committee has met to monitor and evaluate the status of projects and outcomes. City staff conducted outreach projects and other CRS activities, collected data on implementation and measures. In 2022, the Committee created a new, five-year Program for Public Information.

PPI Committee 2022

The Program for Public Information (PPI) Committee, made up of private and public stakeholders, guides the Program for Public Information (PPI).

Melissa Berthier Communications Director, City of Miami Beach
John J. Lee Vice President, First Service Financial
Scott Diffenderfer Broker Associate President, Belle Isle Residents Association
Carlos Gutierrez Broker Associate, Coldwell Banker 2016 President Miami Association of Realtors
Mohsen Jarahpour Floodplain Manager, City of Miami Beach
Alex Carrasco Vice President/Private Banking Relationship Manager

PPI Plan

The Program for Public Information Plan was developed in 2017 to help reduce flood risk and the cost of national flood insurance premiums for residents and businesses. The plan is updated every year to highlight the progress made toward desired outcomes, review project implementation status and propose recommendations for improvement. In 2022, the Committee created a new, five-year Program for Public Information.

The plan and annual report are part of the Community Rating System (CRS) requirements, a voluntary program under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) allowing communities to earn flood insurance discounts.

Miami Beach pursued an aggressive goal to improve its CRS ranking from a Class 6 to a Class 5 and was officially awarded the new score in 2019.  In 2022, the City received formal notice that its Class 5 rating was officially recertified. With this score, the City continues to receive a 25% discount which totals $8.6 million in savings annually. This helps offset increasing federal rates.


Program for Public Information Plan (2022)

Program for Public Information Resolution

Contact & Appointment Info

Office Info

Main Office
1700 Convention Center Drive,
Miami Beach, FL 33139

North Beach Office
962 Normandy Drive,
Miami Beach, FL 33141

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 AM - 4 PM

Closed for Lunch:
12 PM - 1 PM

Contact Emails

Inspection-related questions:

Contractor registration-related matters including updating licenses and insurance:

Submitting Elevation Certificates, Floodproofing Certificates, and Onsite Stormwater Drainage Certifications as part of an Electronic Plan Review:

Building violation-related questions:

Building Recertification related questions:

General building questions:


Ana M. Salgueiro, P.E.
Building Official / Director

Mashaer Ismail
Operations Manager

Natasha Diaz
Assistant Director

Narinder Singh
Deputy Director

Building Department
North Beach Office

Leonor Hernandez
Customer Service Manager

Section Chiefs

Mohsen Jarahpour
Chief Building Inspector

Martha McNicholas, P.E.
Acting Chief Mechanical Inspector

Jaime Reyes
Chief Electrical Inspector

James Zeigler
Chief Plumbing Inspector

Lancelot Bacchus
Chief Roofing Inspector

Mohsen Jarahpour
Flood Plain Manager

Ibrahim Alvarez
Chief Building Code Compliance Officer

Appointments to meet with the Building Official/Director, Deputy Director, Assistant Director, or Building Operations Manager:
Call to schedule an appointment at 305.673.7610, extension 26130

Appointments to meet with a Section Chief must be made using our online booking system. 

For additional assistance or if you have questions regarding the permitting process please contact Customer Service at 305.673.7610 and press 0 or, email us at BuildingInfo@miamibeachfl.gov

Home Owners

If you are a homeowner in Miami Beach, please direct all questions to: HomeOwnerBuild@miamibeachfl.gov