David Williams Jr., was appointed to the Miami Gardens City Council At-Large Seat Number 5. He was re-elected in a special election in January 2012, and won unopposed in August 2012. Williams continues to serve in this capacity.
Councilman Williams believes all children can learn. You just have to find what ignites that spark.
Councilman Williams has implemented science literacy initiatives at Golden Glades Elementary, Crestview Elementary, Scott Lake Elementary, Rainbow Park Elementary, Parkview Elementary, Carol City Elementary, Hibiscus Elementary, Barbara Hawkins Elementary, Carol City Senior High, Bunche Park Elementary, Norland Elementary, North Dade Center for Modern Language, Norwood Elementary, Parkway Elementary, Robert Ingram Elementary. His goal is to expose students at every level to non-traditional careers in science. He is also the founder of the “Miami Gardens Elementary Science and Engineering Fair Competition,” which provides elementary students with the opportunities to showcase their science abilities and skills.
Born in Daytona Beach, FL, David was the oldest of three brothers and one sister. Miami, FL has been his home since the early 1980’s. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida A & M University and a Master’s of Science degree from Barry University. He received his clinical and scientific training at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Tuskegee, AL. Mr. Williams also completed several preceptor ships. He has received and conducted extensive training and clinical studies in areas of weight management, endocrinology and fitness at Duke University and the University of Miami.
Mr. Williams would later apply his knowledge and expertise to serving the pharmaceutical industry for over 33 years. He was promoted to the leadership role of the “Subject Matter Expert and Business Team Leader” for the Southeastern region of the U.S. During his tenure, he was responsible for training physicians in the pharmacological effects of drugs in cardiovascular, weight management and thyroid diseases. At the peak of his business career, Councilman Williams decided to leave his job to have greater role in raising his son; and to pursue his true passion for community activism.
Councilman Williams’ enthusiasm for his activism has earned him numerous recognitions and awards throughout the community. The David Williams Jr. Science Lab at Parkview Elementary School was dedicated in his honor in recognition of his countless hours of volunteer service. Mr. Williams has also served on various committees throughout Miami-Dade County. Just to name a few, he is a member of the MDCPS Superintendent Family and Community Advisory Committee and Wellness Committee, Governors Appointee to The Children’s Trust and the Jessie Trice Community Health Center.