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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

The Program for Public Information (PPI) Committee works together with staff to create the Program for Public Information Plan and yearly updates for the City Commission. The Committee, the plan and annual reports are part of the Community Rating System (CRS), 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. According to FEMA, our community receives up to a 25% discount for flood insurance premiums. Residents and businesses should check with their insurance agency regarding the discount which is based on property-specific FEMA flood insurance criteria.

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