Sue Ellen Loyzelle
Sue Ellen Loyzelle began serving as Council Member for the Town of Cutler Bay in 2010, and was elected as Vice Mayor in November 2016.
Vice Mayor Loyzelle is the Executive Director of the Homestead YMCA Family Center and the Upper Keys YMCA Program Center. Loyzelle and her staff team have secured over 50 million in grants to serve the needs of Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties. She has worked for the YMCA for over 29 years, receiving honors and recognition for her commitment and dedication including: American Cancer Society's "Woman of the Year" for her work with Disaster Recovery at the YMCA and the Association of YMCA Professionals "Christian Emphasis Award" for her dedication to the mission of the YMCA. Her commitment to the health of the community started early. An avid, competitive volleyball and softball player, she earned a spot on Florida's St. Leo College volleyball and softball teams. This lead to earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education/Leisure Service Administration, a perfect match for improving the health and well-being of our community.
Through her service as an elected official she has taken an active role as a member of the Miami-Dade Age Friendly Initiative Advisory Committee, a committee member for both the Miami-Dade League of Cities and Chamber South's Transportation Committee, and serves as Council Liaison for the Town of Cutler Bay's Communities for a Lifetime Committee (CFAL). The purpose of CFAL is to use existing resources and state technical assistance to make improvements in housing, business partnerships, community education, employment, transportation, volunteer opportunities and recreation for senior citizens.
Loyzelle is a graduate of the inaugural class of The Good Government Initiative whose mission is to cultivate leaders of excellence in South Florida through the development and training of elected officials.
She is also a 2011 graduate of Leadership Miami, an annual program sponsored by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
Loyzelle has been an active member of the Kiwanis Club since 1989 serving as president, board member and committee member over her many years of service.
Contribution through service to the community is a life-long belief for Vice Mayor Loyzelle; one that she takes to heart and applies to her commitment to the Cutler Bay community.
Loyzelle's career and community involvement have centered on the principles of duty, commitment and the creation of opportunity through education and service. These are the guiding principles that she continues to apply on a daily basis, as she serves the community of Cutler Bay.
A South Florida native born in Hollywood and raised in Pembroke Pines, Loyzelle relocated to South Miami-Dade in 1986. She has enjoyed being a resident of the Greater Cutler Bay area for over 25 years.
As Cutler Bay's elected Vice Mayor, Sue enjoys her work with the residents to manage growth and to continue improving the quality of life.