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Raul Valdes-Fauli


Raúl Valdés-Fauli was re-elected Mayor of the City of Coral Gables on April 11, 2017. He served previously as Mayor of the City of Coral Gables from 1993 to 2001, as well as Vice Mayor (1987-1988) and City Commissioner (1985-1989).

Mayor Valdés-Fauli is a longtime and renowned banking law leader in the South Florida business community and currently practices at his own law firm, Raúl Valdés-Fauli Law Office.

Appointments and Memberships

  • Decennial Coral Gables Charter Review Committee (2015-present)
  • Vice Chairman, The Miami Symphony Orchestra (2012-present)
  • Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA), Trustee (2003-2007)
  • U.S.-Argentina Council, Co-founder and Director (2003-2005)
  • Republican Mayors Conference of Florida, Co-chairman (1999-2001)
  • South Florida Everglades Restoration Task Force, Board of Directors (1999)
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization, Miami-Dade County, Florida (1994-2000)
  • Venezuelan-American Association of the United States, Founder (1989); Chairman, Miami Chapter (1989-1992)
  • State of Florida Columbus Hemispheric Commission (1988-1989)
  • Doctors Hospital Coral Gables, Board of Directors (1987-1993)
  • Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (1985-1989); Executive Committee (1987-1988)
  • University of Miami, Board of Trustees (1985-1986)
  • University of Miami, Citizens Board, President (1984-1985)
  • Ransom Everglades School, Board of Trustees (1983-1989, 2003); President (1987-1989)
  • Florida Board of Medicine, 1979-1984, Chairman (1983)
  • Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Miami, Founder, Director, (1979-1999); President (1979, 1981, 1985-1987, 1999-2000)
  • The Florida Bar, International Law Section, Chairman (1979-1981)
  • International Lawyers Exchange Program, Florida Bar, Chairman (1976-1978)
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Board of Governors (1974-1976)
  • Friends of Art of the Lowe Art Museum (1972-1979); President (1979)

Board of Directors

  • Florida Memorial University Board of Directors (2009-2013)
  • BBU Bank, Chairman of the Board (2006-2012)
  • France Florida Foundation for the Arts, President (2005-2015)
  • Dante Alighieri Society, Vice President (2005-present)
  • Centro Cultural Español, Vice President, Board of Directors (1995-present)
  • University of Miami, Citizens Board (1980-present)
  • Foamex International Inc., Board Member (2003-2006)
  • Foamex International Inc., Chairman, Nominating and Governance Committee (2004-2006)
  • Eastern National Bank, Chairman of the Board (1999-2005)
  • Plaza Bank, Chairman of the Board (1989-1995)

Honors & Awards

  • Officer of the Order of National Merit, France (2014)
  • Selected as a "Top Lawyer" by South Florida Legal Guide (2014-2017)
  • The Dante Alighieri Award, Italy (2001)
  • Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, France (2000)
  • Ufficiale nell’Ordine Al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (1995)
  • Orden del Libertador San Martin, Gran Oficial, Argentina (1994)
  • Lawyer of the Americas Award, University of Miami Law School (1991)
  • Encomienda de la Orden del Merito Civil, Spain (1985)

2017-2019: Mayor
1993-2001: Mayor
1987-1988: Vice Mayor
1985-1989: City Commissioner

Contact us:
Phone: 305-460-5220
City of Coral Gables
Office of the Mayor
405 Biltmore Way, Second Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134

Last updated: 2/26/2018 11:48:03 AM