12/13/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Miami Mayor Manny Diaz Being Considered For Position In Obama Cabinet

Miami Mayor Manny Diaz -- engineer of downtown's building boom, president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, supporter of President-elect Barack Obama -- may soon add a new title to his résumé: member of Obama's administration.

City Hall has been abuzz this week with word that Diaz is being considered for a high-level post with the new president. Obama's transition team did not respond to a phone call or e-mail requesting comment, but Diaz Tuesday evening confirmed that a relocation to Washington is possible.

''It's nice to be in the mix; it feels good,'' Diaz said.

The Obama transition team has announced plans to create a new department -- the White House Office of Urban Policy -- that could be a good fit for Diaz, given his position as head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and tenure in a signature city.

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