The brainchild of Councilwoman Lisa Davis, The Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience came to life in 2015 when the City of Miami Gardens rolled out the red carpet for the inaugural event! Unlike a traditional wine festival, the Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience, wowed attendees with more than wine, more than food, more than music—the event was truly an EXPERIENCE.
An evening of high spirits, live entertainment, South Florida socialites and a host of celebrity guests made for an unforgettable evening. This year, will mark the 2nd year of an amazing event that will continue to drive a movement of arts and culture to the City of Miami Gardens.
Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis has been a longtime resident of the beautiful City of Miami Gardens for more than 40 years. She was elected to Seat 2 in August 2010 and appointed by the Council in 2012 to serve as Vice Mayor for a term of two years. Councilwoman Davis is a staunch activist; hosting annual events such as the Anti-Bullying campaign at Norland Elementary, Diabetes Awareness, Mother’s Day Recognition, Domestic Violence Awareness, Thanksgiving Meal Donations, Gifts of Love, and offering Back to School Affairs. Councilwoman Davis has sponsored many resolutions that directly impacted issues concerning women and their families; such as, supporting legislation to increase the minimum wage, supporting Save Our Libraries, and prohibiting wage theft. She is the CEO/Founder of Dare2dream International, 2nd Vice President of the Florida Black Caucus Elected Officials, Vice President of the Miami-Dade Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, and Executive Board Member of Sharpe Towers.
Councilwoman Davis’ professional career in social services has spanned over 25 years; she is the CEO of Bold New Vision Community Development Corporation, Beckham Hall Homeless Shelter, South Florida Workforce, Mover’s Inc., OTAC Youth Counselor, and Chosen Generation
In 2013, Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis was awarded the Tafari Award, which honors women who empower women and in 2014 she was chosen as one of “South Florida’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business and Leadership” by Legacy Magazine in the Miami Herald. She is also a member of the Dade County Chapter of The Charmettes, Incorporated, a sisterhood of dedicated women committed to improving the quality of life within our communities through advocacy, education, service, and support for cancer research.