Natalie Milian Orbis

Vice Mayor

Natalie Milian Orbis - Vice Mayor.

Natalie is a dedicated and experienced public servant, serving as a Vice Mayor for the City of West Miami.

Personal Connection to West Miami: Natalie's roots in West Miami run deep and personal. She and her husband laid down their family's foundation here, purchasing their first home on the same street where her husband's mother and grandparents once lived. West Miami is where they've welcomed their two children and where they've both lived and worked for over 15 years. Natalie's commitment to the city transcends her professional endeavors—this is the community where her family has grown and thrived, and it's the place they are proud to call home.

Vision for West Miami: Natalie is committed to creating a West Miami where families feel safe, where taxes are kept in check, and the neighborhood's small-town feel is preserved. She advocates for strong support for our police and firefighters, alongside robust programs for seniors, ensuring they receive the care and attention they deserve. Natalie is dedicated to making West Miami a nurturing place for all our families, especially the children of our community.

Natalie's commitment to West Miami is reflected through her extensive involvement in various civic and community leadership roles. Over the past seven years, she has actively participated in shaping the city's future, serving on critical boards and task forces:

  • Member of the City of West Miami’s Planning and Zoning Board, helping to uphold the residential character of the city and protect it from overdevelopment.
  • Member of the City of West Miami’s Charter Review Task Force playing a key role in reviewing and recommending changes to the city charter.
  • Member of the City of West Miami Code Enforcement Board, ensuring that residents get fair representation and treatment.
  • Member of the City of West Miami’s 4th of July – 75th Anniversary Planning Committee.
  • Served on the Miami-Dade County Public School’s Pathways for Bi-Literacy in Elementary Education Taskforce, contributing to the enhancement of educational outcomes for the city's youngest residents.
  • Appointed to serve on Miami-Dade County’s Redistricting Task Force by former Commissioner Rebeca Sosa. On this board, Natalie made sure that neighborhoods were not split during the redistricting process and emphasized preserving current voting sites to make it more convenient for residents to vote.
  • Participated as a community leader and presenter for Miami-Dade County’s Ethical Governance Day, fostering a culture of integrity and ethical standards in local governance.
  • Currently serves as Board Secretary for Coral Gables Hospital.


Professional Experience: Natalie's career in public service began nearly 20 years ago as an Executive Administrator at the Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers, where she developed a strong foundation in organizational management and community outreach. She then transitioned to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, advancing through roles such as Commission Aide, Legislative Assistant, and Legislative Director. Her work involved legislative research, policy analysis, and providing strategic guidance, giving her a thorough understanding of local government operations. During her tenure on the Board of County Commissioners she worked for former Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, then Chairman Joe A. Martinez, and Commissioner Juan C. Zapata.

As the Program Director at the Miami-Dade County Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board and the Dr. Antonio Jorge Social and Economic Development Council, Natalie leads program coordination, budget management, and facilitates effective communication. Her leadership has been pivotal in enhancing community engagement.

Educational Background: Natalie holds a Master of Public Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from the Florida International University, graduating with academic honors from Pi Alpha Alpha, Golden Key International Honour Society, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Her educational background has provided a strong foundation for her public service career.