The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) announced on April 25 that Michele Hylton-Terry will assume the position of Interim Executive Director effective May 12, 2018.
The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), which leads the charge in the redevelopment and revitalization of City of Fort Myers most disadvantaged areas, announced on April 25 that Michele Hylton-Terry will assume the position of Interim Executive Director effective May 12, 2018. Hylton-Terry currently serves as Redevelopment Manager for the Dunbar community.
As Redevelopment Manager, she has led the efforts to restore historic McCollum Hall and has overseen redevelopment initiatives in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Dunbar/Michigan areas, and the former Velasco Village redevelopment area. She managed the CRA’s Commercial Corridor Grant Programs and the City’s parking operations.
As Interim Executive Director of Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency, Michele will assume responsibility for directing the agency's redevelopment activities in its 14 designated areas. Hylton-Terry commented, "I am honored and excited to serve the citizens of the City of Fort Myers in this capacity. I look forward to continuing to work with our staff, Advisory Board, and the Board of Commissioners to achieve goals and objective of the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency."
Mrs. Hylton-Terry joined the CRA in 2003, she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems from Hodges University, a Master in Public Administrations Degree from Barry University, has completed advanced training from the Institute for Community from the Florida League of Cities, and is certified as a Redevelopment Administrator from the Florida Redevelopment Association.
In 2018, Mrs. Hylton-Terry became an honored recipient of the Lee County NAACP Service Award. She has received the 2017 Keeper of the Dream Award for meritorious service in the southwest Florida community by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Xi Omicron Lambda Chapter. Hylton-Terry is also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Fort Myers Alumnae Chapter.