Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine took office in 2014. He moved to South Beach as a young entrepreneur with a new company which that successfully supplied media content and services to the cruise industry. Mr. Levine talks about being mentored by Tony Goldman, who was then engaged in buying up properties on South Beach and renovating or redeveloping them. Goldman was an inspiration to Mr. Levine, who has a portrait of Goldman on the wall of his office. Mr. Levine talks about the spirit of creativity and entrepreneurism of that time, which spurred the re-birth of South Beach into a major tourist area. “Creative collaboration is what the beach is all about.” He discusses his goals as Mayor.
This interview was filmed as part of the Miami Beach Visual Memoirs project, a partnership of Close-Up Productions and the Miami Design Preservation League with funding from the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority.\