Jose Alvarez; Kissimmee’s first Hispanic Mayor!
2017: Elected as Mayor of the city of Kissimmee, Florida
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Latin Times Media: Please tell us about yourself.
I worked for the Florida Department of Transportation for the Road and Bridge Engineering Department before relocating to Central Florida in 1997 seeking a better life and more opportunity for me and my family. I became a REALTOR in 2000 and excelled to become a Real estate Broker in 2006 which led me to create my own real estate office here in Kissimmee FL.
My professional associations include the National Association of Realtors; I Held / Hold the following positions; 2009 Osceola County Association of REALTORS® President, 2009 National Association of Hispanic Real-Estate Professionals of Central Florida Vice President, current Board of Director for Florida REALTORS®, current Board of Director for Mid-Florida MLS and I have served on numerous committees and Board of Directors:
2006 Government Affairs Task Force
2006 & 2007 Building Task Force
2006 – 2008 International Diversity Task Force
2006 – 2008 Board of Director for National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals
2006 – 2008 Board of Director for League of United Latin American Citizens
2007 Housing Commissioner for League of United Latin American Citizens
2007 Community Development Committee
2007 Fair Housing Committee
2007 RPAC Fundraising Committee
2007 & 2008 Osceola Brokerage Cooperative Committee
2007 – 2008 Board of Directors for Osceola Association of Realtors®
2008 Public Policy
2008 – 2010 Grievance Committee
2009 President of Osceola Association of Realtors®
2009 Vice President for National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals
2010 Immediate Past President of Osceola Association of Realtors®
2010 Nominating Task Force
2010 Knowledge Service Committee
2010 Florida REALTORS® Leadership Academy
2011 Policy & Bi-Laws Committee
2011 Florida REALTORS® Board of Director
2011 Mid-Florida MLS Board of Director
2011-2012 Osceola County Fair Housing Advisory Board