Miami Lakes Town Controller Saily Leon-Trujillo

Government By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, April 19, 2023

    The Town of Miami Lakes council met new controller Saily Leon-Trujillo during its February meeting. 

    Leon-Trujillo, 46, lives in Hialeah Gardens and said coming to work for the town was like coming home for her. 

     “[It was] the opportunity to give back to my own hometown,” Leon-Trujillo said. 

     The mother of three says her kids enjoy going to the movies on Main Street during weekends like she did while growing up in the area. She is a graduate of Hialeah Senior High School. 

     “That hasn’t changed,” she said. 

     Leon-Trujillo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Florida International University. As controller for the town, Leon-Trujillo works under the direction of Chief Financial Officer Kay Grant on day-to-day financial reports. 

     Leon-Trujillo said that everyone has been welcoming. 

     “I’m looking forward to many years to come,” she said about her new role. 

     Having experience working for a non-profit organization, she wants to continue serving the public, even if it’s in a different capacity. 

     “[It’s] to be able to give back to my hometown and make a difference,” Leon-Trujillo said. 

      Prior to joining town staff, Leon-Trujillo was employed in the private sector. Her most recent job was as controller for Easterseals South Florida

     She spent two years in the role and supervised the finance staff; managed different accounts; oversaw payroll and worked with budgets for grant contracts. 

     Leon-Trujillo said she also spent a decade with a firm that did property management accounting for both residential and commercial properties and private equity investments.

     When she is not at work in Town Hall, Leon-Trujillo enjoys country music.

     She is a fan of singer Luke Bryan. 

     “We go to the concerts,” Leon-Trujillo said about seeing performers with her husband and kids. “We haven’t ventured into the line dancing.”