Director Robert Santos-Alborná
Mr. Santos-Alborná is a dynamic and achievement-focused professional with three decades of experience in the public sector; 28 years of which have been dedicated within the Code Compliance / Code Enforcement field. This includes 23 years in Miami-Dade County where he worked in various capacities, including Team Metro Regional Director and Deputy Director at Animal Services. The last two designations required working directly with the public, industry, media, and elected officials on a day-to-day basis. In 2010, Robert transitioned to the City of Miami Beach where he worked as Code Compliance Director for nearly six (6) years; and from 2016 to July 2021, Robert worked as Code Enforcement Director and Code Official for Palm Beach County where he was instrumental in the re-write of Policies and Procedures, development of metrics and performance measures, zoning, sanitation, nuisance, and environmental regulations. Through multiple jurisdictions, Robert has worked to effectively change departmental culture and increasing responsiveness and accountability, while improving efficiencies.
Robert holds a Master of Economics from Florida International University (FIU), Bachelors in International Relations and Economics, and an Executive Certificate from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also has certifications in levels I, II, III, IV and the Code Enforcement Professional (CEP) designation from the Florida Association of Code Enforcement (FACE).
Contact: (305) 416 – 2089, Email: Rsantosfirstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director Eric D. Nemons
Eric Nemons has a decade of Project Management and Legal Consulting experience. Mr. Nemons has served various roles in government consulting and education. After spending a decade as an educator in Orange County Florida Public Schools, Fort Worth Independent Schools, and Miami Dade County Schools, Mr. Nemons transitioned into legal consulting. In this position, he worked on legal projects for clients of Becker Poliakoff, Greenberg Traurig, and Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel. Mr. Nemons also worked as a consultant on legal matters for the Miami District Office Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Mr. Nemons additional experience includes managing legal discovery reporting projects for the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. Mr. Nemons received his Bachelor of Science degree of Physical Education from the University of Central Florida. Later, he received his Master of Business Administration from Florida International University, and his Juris Doctor from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Mr. Nemons is active in the Miami community volunteering in Miami Dade County Public Schools with the 5,000 Role Models of Excellence Project. Mr. Nemons volunteers and partners with Florida International University and the ESToPP program, which focuses on keeping students in school and out of the criminal justice system.
Contact: (305) 329-4778, Email: Enemons@Miamigov.com
Betsy Del Val - Assistant to the Director of Code Compliance
Betsy Del Val grew up in Miami. Ms. Del Val is a graduate of Miami Dade College and FEMA Emergency Management Institute. She holds a degree in Public Administration, Supervision and Management. Ms. Del Val began her work in the city as an Administrative Assistant in the Department of Fire-Rescue, Division of Emergency Management from 2011 through 2019. Ms. Del Val was then promoted in 2019 to Assistant to the Director of Code Compliance.
Contact: (305) 416-2082, Email: Bdelval@miamigov.com
Lazaro-Daniel Orta - Coordinator
Lazaro-Daniel Orta was born and raised in the City of Miami and has worked for the Department of Code Compliance for over 20 years. Mr. Orta began his career in Code as an inspector in 2000. In 2012 he was promoted to Field Supervisor and served in that role until 2018. He then served in the role of Chief for approximately 10 months. In December of 2018 He was promoted to Assistant Director and held that position until 2020. He is now serving the City and the Department in the role of Coordinator.
Contact: (305) 329-4770, Email: LOrta@miamigov.com
Anna McKnight - Administrative Assistant III
Anna McKnight is a native Floridian and grew up in Miami. She is an administrative professional who joined the City of Miami in 2003. She began her career with the Department of Community Development as a Contract Analyst and has also served in the Department of Human Resources and the Department of Solid Waste. In addition to managing other administrative responsibilities, she is the Public Records Custodian for the Department of Code Compliance. Ms. McKnight is a graduate of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, holds several degrees including a Master’s in Business Administration from Barry University and is FACE I certified. Prior to serving in the city, Ms. McKnight worked in the private sector in various Management roles.
Contact: (786) 696-7600, Email: AMcKnight@miamigov.com
Trelana Haines, MPA - Field Supervisor – Southwest District
Trelana Haines grew up in Miami and earned a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Barry University. Supervisor Haines began her career in the city in 2007 as an Occupational License Inspector. Prior to joining the Code Compliance Department in 2015, she served in Finance, Planning, Special Events, Parks, and the Fire Department. Ms. Haines was promoted to Supervisor for our After-Hours team in July 2019 where she was responsible for overseeing a team of four After-Hours Inspectors who respond to complaints Citywide until 10 pm Monday-Thursday, 24 hours a day on Friday and Saturday. Ms. Haines is currently the Field Supervisor for the Southwest District which covers Little Havana and Flagami and oversees 8 inspectors.
Contact: (786) 696-0358, Email: THaines@miamigov.com
Gina Marquez - Field Supervisor – Southeast District
Supervisor Gina Marquez was born and raised in New York where she began her career in government working for the City of New York for about 10 years. In her capacity in that role, she created and implemented revised hearing processes to facilitate and conduct various hearing types. She moved to Ocala, Florida in 2016 where she worked as a teacher for the Marion County School District. She joined the City of Miami in 2017 with the Solid Waste Department. She was promoted to the position of Code Compliance Inspector in 2018. While in that role she assisted in many special projects most notably the design and implementation of Code Check, the Departments tracking system. She was promoted to Field Supervisor in 2022 and oversees the Department’s Southeast office. Supervisor Marquez also has certifications in Stormwater & Erosion Control, FEMA and FACE Levels I, II & III. Supervisor Marquez has a Bachelor’s degree in Courts Administration and a minor in law.
Contact: (786) 696-0253, Email: Gimarquez@miamigov.com
Ricardo Franqui, MPA - Field Supervisor – Business Tax Receipt Compliance Unit (BTRCU)
Ricardo Franqui is a Miami native, and has a Master's Degree in public administration from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor's Degree in public administration from Florida International University. Mr. Franqui started working for the Department of Code Compliance as an Inspectors Aide in 2004. Mr. Franqui was promoted to Inspector in 2005. Then, in July 2021, he was promoted to After-Hours Supervisor, where he overseaw the After-Hours Inspectors. Mr. Franqui is currently the Field Supervisor for the Business Tax Receipt Compliance Unit (aka: BTRCU). As Supervisor of this Unit Mr. Franqui is responsible for ensuring financial compliance with the City’s business licensing requirements.
Contact: (786) 696-0266, E-Mail: Rfranqui@MiamiGov.com
Luis Gomez - Field Supervisor – Central District
Luis Gomez joined the City of Miami in July of 1999 as a temporary employee in the Finance Department. Prior to working in the city, he worked in the main items processing center for Bank of America, Nations Bank, and Barnett Bank. After working 11 months of temporary employment in the City, he achieved permanent employment classification as an Account Clerk, and Payroll Clerk. During this time, he also earned credits for his Bachelors of Business Management from St. Thomas University. He was later a Code Enforcement Inspector for a period of 12 years. In 2014, Mr. Gomez was promoted to Code Compliance Field Supervisor.
Contact: (786) 696-0235, Email: LGomez@miamigov.com
Michael Lytle - Field Supervisor – After-Hours (Alpha Shift) / Bike Team Supervisor
Michael Lytle grew up in Miami-Dade County and is a Navy Veteran that served during Desert Storm. He started working for the City of Miami as a Code Compliance Inspector in 2017. In 2021, he was promoted to Field Supervisor. He oversees the After-Hours Alpha Team and serves as the Code Compliance Department’s Bike Team Supervisor Operating City Wide. Mr. Lytle has an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Contact: (786) 696-0252, Email: Mlytle@miamigov.com
Cornelius Pierre - Field Supervisor – After-Hours (Bravo Shift)
Cornelius Pierre began his career in the City of Miami in 2005 as an Occupational License Inspector. Mr. Pierre worked in the Finance Department as a Finance Inspector. In 2007 Mr. Pierre joined the Code Compliance Department as a Code Compliance Inspector, and in May 2023, was promoted to Supervisor for the After-Hours Team. Mr. Pierre along with his Code Compliance Inspectors respond to complaints citywide within the City Limits.
Contact: (786) 696-0086, Email: CPierre@miamigov.com
Daniel Sierra - Field Supervisor – North District
Daniel Sierra grew up in the City of Miami and graduated from Florida International University, joining the City in 2001. Mr. Sierra served as a Code Compliance Inspector from 2008-2010 and was promoted to Supervisor of the Southeast Code Compliance Sector in 2010. Mr. Sierra is responsible for overseeing a team of 9 inspectors. Prior to joining Code Compliance, Mr. Sierra worked for the Agenda Office and Community Development. Mr. Sierra is currently Supervisor of the North Code Compliance Sector since 2022.
Contact: (786) 696-0231, Email: DSierra@miamigov.com
Noel Chavez - Business Tax Receipts Supervisor
Noel Chavez joined the city in 2001. Mr. Chavez served in the City Department of Finance for 16 years before joining the Department of Code Compliance in 2017. Mr. Chavez Supervises our Service Aides who respond to calls and visits from the public, and process our Business Tax Receipt (BTR) for all businesses within the City of Miami. Mr. Chavez staff also ensures the yearly renewals of Business Tax Receipt. Mr. Chavez staff also provides the clerical support for the Code Compliance Inspection Staff.
Contact: (786) 696-0226, Email: NChavez@miamigov.com