Councilperson Vimari Roman
Vimari Roman is an innovative and top-performing entrepreneur, with a widely diverse background. She was born in Miami, and thanks to her father’s career in Hospitality had the opportunity to live in Puerto Rico, Pennsylvania, New York as well as Miami. Before leaping in to the Entrepreneurial world in 2013, she led a successful career in Hospitality for over 20 years . As a leader within the Hospitality profession she led, coached and mentored many teams. Ms. Roman has also served and held different leadership positions within the Meeting Professionals International Board of Directors. In 2013, she decided to go on her own and created Be Productive Meetings & Events where her focus was to assist corporations with site selections and contract negotiations for their corporate meetings and events. In 2016, Ms. Roman entered a partnership with Swantegy Miami where the focus is to strategically design corporate meetings and events that increase business performance. Within the Meetings Industry she is a Certified Meeting Manager and a Certified Incentive Specialist. In addition, Vimari is a certified Strategic Intervention and Leadership Coach, and serves individuals to help them reach their peak potential.
Ms. Roman has lived in El Portal since Jan 2005. After going into business for herself she was afforded more time to engage in community involvement by attending Council Meetings. She then met a few residents that were very involved in leading the El Portal ALE who inspired her to do more. It was the 2013 Charrette where she became more excited about the future of the Village of El Portal seeing the commonalities in the vision the residents had for the Village. In 2014, she supported then Council Person Cubillos who was running for Mayor of the Village of El Portal. Upon Mayor Cubillos being sworn in, she volunteered to become the Chair of the Mayor’s Task Force where she collaborated to execute several initiatives. Her first major initiative was in 2015 with the creation of what’s now the annual El Portal Art Fair, which she planned and organized the first two years. The purpose of the event was to bring our community together, showcase our beautiful village and the arts with the involvement of local artists. In addition to the Art Fair, in 2016 she started the monthly Family Food Truck Night. As Chair of the Mayor’s Task Force she led many other initiatives such as the funding for 4th of July flags that were placed throughout the Village in 2016, and much more.
Ms. Roman was elected November 2016 and is delighted to have the opportunity to serve the community of El Portal as Councilperson. Her motto is that “alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” and this is true for all that she has been able to accomplish within the Village. She lives on NE 90th Street with her loving fiancé Nariman and Shadow their beautiful Chocolate Lab.
“I am forever grateful for the residents that have given me the constant support and have been a part of the Mayor’s Task Force and those who entrusted in electing me to Council. I love El Portal, this is a very exciting time for our community and I look forward to continue to work towards supporting our neighbors of El Portal.” Councilperson Vimari Roman