Muriel Bryan is the newly appointed Economic Development Manager for the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). The CRA is an agency that was created in accordance with FS.163 Part III to help prevent slum and blighted conditions in cities. An integral role of the CRA’s Economic Development Manager is to promote economic development and redevelopment activities by retaining and expanding existing businesses. This is especially important during these trying times where many of our local businesses and residents have drastically been affected by Covid-19.
Ms. Bryan is responsible for planning and executing strategies to attract new businesses to Dania Beach, and encouraging expansion and retention of existing businesses to promote a stronger economic base. She will also work on the CRA’s Small Business Resiliency and Reimbursement Grant, Commercial Improvement Grant, At Home Dania Beach Residential Projects, and the Soleste citywide development, formally known as the Trion.
Before joining the CRA, Ms. Bryan was the Senior Planner in Dania Beach’s Community Development Department. She worked on reviewing multi-million dollar projects the most significant being Dania Pointe which is in the CRA Area. Ongoing development projects have resulted in urban development and economic growth throughout the City.
Muriel also worked with Regional programs like Broward County MPO’s CSLIP Grants, and Safer Streets Program which were awarded and should commence soon.
Prior to her civil service employment with the City of Dania Beach, Muriel had several years of experience working in both the public and private sectors. Having received her Bachelors from Florida Atlantic University in Urban and Regional Planning and later her Masters in Architecture from Florida International University; Muriel also worked at various architectural firms doing BIM/3D and developing Construction Documents for Commercial, Residential, Higher Education and Recreation to name a few. She is also certified in, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED).
In addition to being the CRA’s Economic Development Manager, Muriel volunteers her time with the local Chapter of the AIA, American Institute of Architects, as the Associate Director. She has also tutored through United Mentors.