Lester Sola

Lester Sola

Assistant City Manager

Lester Sola serves as the Assistant City Manager under City Manager Alina T. Hudak. He is responsible for the following areas:
Capital Improvement, Environment and Sustainability, Facilities and Fleet Management, Public Works and Transportation and Mobility.

Mr. Sola has over 29 years of local government public service experience. He joined the City of Miami Beach in September 2021.

Prior to joining the City of Miami Beach, Mr. Sola served as a senior level executive in Miami-Dade County Government including the following positions:

Director and CEO of Miami-Dade Aviation Department where he was responsible for the largest economic engine in Miami-Dade County. He managed over 1,500 employees and oversaw a Capital Expansion program of over $5 billion.

Director Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department where he oversaw the largest Water and Wastewater utility in the southeastern United States. He managed 2,700 employees and oversaw the largest capital improvement program in Miami-Dade County’s history.

Director Miami-Dade Internal Services where he oversaw the procurement of goods and services, small business development programs, architectural and engineering selections, capital improvement projects, facilities management, fleet management, risk management and parking operations. He managed 850 employees and oversaw capital projects totaling over $400 million.

Mr. Sola has a master's degree and bachelor's degree in public administration, with a minor in organizational psychology from Florida International University.

Areas of Responsibilities include: 

  • Capital Improvement Projects
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Facilities & Fleet Management
  • Public Works
  • Transportation & Mobility