Eli Tourgeman, President


Eli Tourgeman was born in Panama and was educated at Long Island University, NY, earning a Bachelor’s in Science degree “cum laude”. Mr. Tourgeman was elected vice-mayor of Surfside in 2014. Currently, he is the President of the Surfside Business Association and Liaison for the Surfside Tourist Board.

Mr. Tourgeman’s history in community service appointments included:

Mayor – Town of Surfside
Vice Mayor – Town of Surfside
Commissioner – Town of Surfside
Chairman – Bankers Forum
Chairman – Merit & Awards Committee
(appointed by the Honorable Senator Gwen Magolis)
Vice President – Florida Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce
Board Member – Miami Dade County Housing Authority
(appointed by Honorable Katy Sorenson)
Board Member – South Florida Regional Planning Council Board
Board Member – Planning and Zoning Board, Town of Surfside
Committee Review Member – “Mom & Pops” County district business grants  (appointed by Honorable Sally Heyman)

Mr. Tourgeman has also served in the Miami Dade County Commission, Office of the Chair, Honorable Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler, received the first Humanitarian Award given by the North Shore Kiwanis Club.

Mr. Tourgeman’s community involvement includes
– Hope Center, a residential and learning center for mentally challenged individuals.
– Miami Beach Heart Walk committee

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