Who We Are

WakeUp NMB emerged on the NextDoor social media platform on May 22, 2022, initiated by former North Miami Beach Commissioner Barbara Kramer. Driven by concerns about the city’s trajectory, Kramer leveraged her assertive leadership style and commitment to good governance on NextDoor, tapping into an engaged audience.

Responding to her posts, residents embraced the call to join a collective mission for a renewed focus on transparency, accountability, and fiscal responsibility within City Hall. With an impending election within six months, there was a pressing need to address lingering questionable practices, particularly the excessive spending at City Hall.
Recognizing the potential threat to North Miami Beach, residents rallied under the banner of WakeUp NMB to usher in a new Commission. The group became a catalyst for change, culminating in the election of three experienced commissioners on November 22, 2022—exactly six months after its inception. These commissioners were tasked with restoring ethical leadership to NMB.

Now established as a non-profit organization, WakeUp NMB is dedicated to raising awareness and fostering resident participation. Its overarching goal is to ensure that the City of North Miami Beach is governed by authentic, inclusive, and ethical leaders.

Our Core Values

At WakeUP NMB, we are committed to fostering a sense of community and inclusion among the diverse population of North Miami Beach. Our core values are based on the principles of civic mindedness, transparency, accountability and integrity.

We believe in shining a light on local government to empower residents with the information they need to make informed decisions. Our commitment to these values is reflected in everything we do, from our outreach efforts to our advocacy work.

We strive to create a community where everyone feels heard and valued, and where local government is accountable to the people it serves. As we continue to grow and evolve, we remain dedicated to upholding these core values and to working towards a brighter future for North Miami Beach.

What We Do

  • We host informative forums on significant city issues
  • We advocate for residents’ concerns at City Hall
  • We organize vibrant events that provide a platform for like-minded activists to connect in unique venues across the city
  • We form committees to focus on current issues and create a plan of action

Board of Directors - 2024



Barbara Kramer


Ruth Ogen


Christine Snelgrove


Lynn Su


Trish Miller
Leslie Sardinia
Maria Hauck

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