Commissioner Joy Malakoff will be inducted to the prestigious Miami Beach Senior High School (MBSHS) Hall of Fame, along with six other alumni. She will be honored for her passionate work in government, community service and a stellar 32-year career in the banking industry. Since graduating from Beach High in 1954, Malakoff has dedicated her time, talents and business acumen to the Miami Beach community
Growing up in the Miami Beach public school system, Malakoff attended North Beach Elementary, Nautilus Junior High and the original Miami Beach Senior High located on 13 Street and Drexel Avenue. She was MBSH Valedictorian, Editor of the Yearbook and recipient of many awards and honors, including being voted as most intelligent and most likely to succeed. Malakoff was also the first female from Beach High to be accepted to Radcliffe-Harvard College.
In addition to her dedicated career, Malakoff has been an instrumental member of a variety of City of Miami Beach committees and boards, as well as numerous charitable and civic organizations such as the Kiwanis Club, Funding Arts Network, Bass Museum, The New World Symphony National Council, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board, President of the MBSHS PTSA, as well as the chair or co-chair for every High School Class of ’54 reunion since their 30th reunion.
Commissioner Malakoff is an integral part of Miami Beach, and has applied her skill set to her current position as a proud commissioner of her hometown.