A powerful and inclusive civic engagement initiative

Thrive305 was a collaborative effort led by the Office of Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s Division of Innovation and Performance, in partnership with The Miami Foundation and a coalition of other national funders, to activate Miamians, build public dialogue around critical regional issues, strengthen community partnerships, and inform County government policy and priorities through civic collaboration. 


By the end of the Thrive305 initiative, our region developed the Thrive305 Action Plan — a roadmap accompanied by a clear set of actions for a stronger Greater Miami, built for community, by communityWe encourage you to read the Action Plan and stay up to date about Thrive305 at thrive305.org.

A huge congratulations to Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and her team for this monumental initiative and a big thanks to our partners who helped bring this initiative to life alongside us: 


  • A coalition of philanthropic organizations, including the Ford Foundation, Knight Foundation, Allegany Franciscan Ministries, The Health Foundation of South Florida, Milton Family Foundation, and Shepard Broad Foundation.  
  • Gozens of Civic Partners, Community Data Partners, and Thrive305 Ambassadors, and numerous other community-based organizations, nonprofit partners, and government leaders. 
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What was Thrive305?


Undertaken in 2021, Thrive305 was the largest public engagement initiative in Miami-Dade County government history, guided by the principle that government works best when it is driven, informed, and led by the people who it represents. 



Thrive305 was made up of the following activities:  


  • Countywide Resident Survey the largest, most representative public issues-oriented survey in Miami-Dade history. Over 26,400 people submitted input and through both digital outreach and canvassing strategy, the survey reached a representative sample of County residents. You can find the results of this survey at thrive305.org. 
  • Civic Weekfor one week, residents had the opportunity to join a series of presentations and community conversations for solution-oriented collaboration directly with government leaders. 500+ residents from across Miami-Dade joined in conversation to discuss the survey findings and to share stories and ideas to help the Thrive305 team define actions. 
  • Action Plan Workshops a series of expert-level workshops that invited participants to work in small groups to define and prioritize ideas for the Action Plan by building on the issues and ideas for solutions that gained the most traction via the survey and engagement events.  

These Thrive305 engagements solicited input from thousands of residents, topic experts, government leaders, and community changemakers on pressing community issues: housing, public safety, resilience, the economy, and more.


The insights, ideas, and solutions gathered were leveraged in the creation of the Thrive305 Action Plan, a community-built roadmap for a thriving Greater Miami. Read the Thrive305 Action Plan and find updates on the Thrive305 initiative at thrive305.org.