Commissioner Colbourne and her husband have lived in the City of Miramar for 20 years where they raised their 2 children. Commissioner Colbourne, a Jamaican descendant, was born in Panama and raised in New York before moving to Florida.
Yvette Colbourne was elected to the City of Miramar Commission, Seat 2 on March 12, 2013. As a Commissioner, she represents all of the City of Miramar residents.
Soon after being elected, Commissioner Colbourne was selected by her City of Miramar Commission colleagues to serve on the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Board. The MPO Board is responsible for policy-making, planning and funding allocation for transportation programs in Broward County. Her colleagues also selected her as an alternate to represent Miramar on the Broward League of Cities.
Commissioner Colbourne has 30 years of public service experience with Miami-Dade County. During her tenure she served as a member of a County executive team that successfully managed a $600 million budget and up to 2,000 employees. Commissioner Colbourne has a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Nova Southeastern University and an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Miami-Dade College.
Prior Community Involvement
Prior to being elected, Commissioner Colbourne served her community as President of her homeowners association for 10 years; Vice Chair of the City of Miramar Economic Development Board; member of the Civil Service Advisory Board; and served as a member on the Broward County Diversity Committee.