Mayor-Commissioner Jose Alvarez
Mayor Jose Alvarez was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States in 1971 as a child. He grew up in Miami where he started a family. He has been married to his wife, Darlene for 29 years and has five daughters, three grandsons, and one granddaughter.
Mayor Alvarez is an experienced leader, advisor, and representative of both industry and cause; Jose Alvarez is frequently called upon when leadership, integrity, credibility, and deal-making skills are vital for the success of an endeavor. Now in his second term as an elected member of the Kissimmee City Commission and first term as Mayor, Jose continues to play important roles on a range of topics.
Mayor Alvarez worked for the Florida Department of Transportation for the Road & Bridge Engineering Department before relocating to Central Florida in 1997. In 2000, he became a REALTOR and in 2006, became a Real Estate Broker. He is the owner of One Way Realty, Inc.
Mayor Alvarez has worked with legislators for more than 14 years to help protect Home Ownership Rights and make home ownership affordable while serving on the Board of Directors for the Florida Realtors Association.
From multi-million dollar endeavors to life-changing initiatives, through his various board memberships and affiliations, Jose has been responsible for advising CEO’s and lawmakers, contributing to strategic plans, approving budgets and business decisions, evaluating management, and representing his charge to stakeholders.