Miriam Singer is the Chief Procurement Officer for Miami-Dade County, and serves as Senior Assistant Director of the Internal Service Department. Her countywide responsibilities include the purchase of goods and services, along with professional architectural and engineering design and planning services and certain construction services, parking operations, risk management, and the insurance fund, as well as the Department’s human resources, and budget and finance functions (comprised of an operating budget of $350 million, a multi-year capital budget of $290 million, and the countywide self-insurance fund). Previously, she served as the Director of the Department of Procurement Management, a center-led purchasing agency which, under her leadership, was the first county in North America to receive the prestigious Pareto Award, as well as a recipient of the Achievement of Excellence Award, and Outstanding Agency Accreditation over the course of many years. Miriam is a results-oriented County executive with significant public service investments in a variety of front line and management roles. Miriam is committed to providing high quality professional procurement, budget, parking, human resources and risk management functions. Her active support of professional development opportunities for staff, and talent development initiatives are widely recognized. Significant innovative management, technological and legislative reforms have been instituted under her watch. Through her leadership, the County continues to promote the implementation of a pro-competition agenda, and transparency in its business processes through collaboration and effective business relationships with 25 client departments, over 12,000 vendors, serving 2.8 million residents. She holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Miami, is a Certified Public Purchasing Officer, and holds a Green Belt Lean Six Sigma Designation. Miriam is a member of the Governing Board of the NIGP-The Institute for Public Procurement, a member of the U.S. Communities Advisory Board, and serves as an Advisory Board Member of Florida International University’s Master of Public Administration Program.