Wayne Messam

An Immigrant's Son

Mayor Messam is a first-generation American, born to Jamaican parents. Raised in South Bay, Florida, he is a lifelong athlete who proudly attended Florida State University on a full scholarship where he excelled both on and off the football field. Mayor Messam was a member of the 1993 National Championship Team under coach Bobby Bowden and had a brief stint in the National Football League as a Cincinnati Bengal. A highlight for him was when the FSU Black Alumni Association named him “Student of the Year” in 1996 for his exceptional accomplishments as a student-athlete. He graduated from FSU with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems in 1997. 

 A Licensed General Contractor and LEED-Accredited Professional, Mayor Messam is a prominent professional in the construction industry. His company, Messam Construction, is one of the fastest growing minority construction management firms in Florida building projects in the Education, Aviation, and Healthcare Sectors.  

Mayor Messam and his wife of 25 years, Angela Messam, CGC, LEED AP, BD+C, have three adult children, son Wayne II and twin daughters Kayla and Kyla.  They have been residents of Miramar for over 23 years.  

Mayor Messam was first elected to the City Commission in 2011 and in 2015, he was elected Miramar’s first Black Mayor. He is serving his third term as Mayor of the City of Miramar and is also the current President of the Florida League of Mayors and a National Trustee of the African-American Mayors Association.  

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