North Miami CRA Approves Executive Director’s Contract Extension

The North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meeting focused on the approval of an extension to the executive director’s employment contract and the presentation of the fiscal year 2023 audit results. One item at the meeting was the resolution approving a one-year early extension of the executive director, Anna-Bo Emmanuel’s employment agreement, solidifying the agency’s leadership for the coming years. Additionally, the external auditor from HCT, Rodick Harvey, delivered a report detailing a clean audit with no deficiencies or material weaknesses.

The auditors provided a thorough analysis of the CRA’s financial statements. The audit also accounted for capital assets, noting a significant increase due to the transfer of two properties from the city’s books to the CRA’s financials in the previous year.

The board’s approval of the executive director’s contract extension followed a recommendation based on an evaluation performed by the executive director’s supervisor. The amendment to the existing agreement added an additional year to the initial term, providing a vote of confidence in Emmanuel’s capacity to lead the agency. Discussion during the meeting also touched on the need for future bylaw revisions to align with the practice of having board representation in signing contracts.

In addition to the contract extension and audit presentation, the meeting included updates from the executive director on the forthcoming annual report and an upcoming loan committee recommendation. The executive director expressed appreciation for the board’s support and outlined forthcoming obligations, including the posting of the annual report by the March 31st deadline.


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Alix Desulme
Community Redevelopment Agency Officials:
Kenneth Each, Michael McDearmaid, Naomi Blemur, Edwige Clark, Blanca Cobo, Ashaki Bronson-Marcellus, Anna-Bo Emmanuel (Executive Director)

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