By: Sharon Aron Baron
In March, Nancy Metayer was second in a group of four people vying to become Coral Springs’ next mayor.
On Friday, showing that she’s not giving up her dream of serving the residents of the city, she announced her candidacy for Coral Springs City Commissioner, Seat 3.
As a proud resident, Metayer and has lived in the city for 21 years.
“I am proud to call Coral Springs home. My family and I have lived here for nearly three decades, and we are just like everyone else, we appreciate the culture, we appreciate the community, and we love our neighbors,” said Metayer.
She said she has dedicated her entire career to service and to be the change she wants to see.
“When I speak to Coral Springs residents, they only care about having representation that is responsive to their needs, and as a city commissioner, that is what I plan to do.”
Metayer is running for the seat City Commissioner Larry Vignola holds; however, due to term limits, he will be unable to run again.
A graduate of Florida A&M University and Johns Hopkins University, Metayer is an environmental scientist and former member of the Broward County Soil and Water Conservation District.
She has over a decade of public service experience, leading on issues ranging from environmental advocacy to disaster relief and also has a record of championing community resilience and building pipelines to increase access and equity.
Metayer has undertaken work across multiple government agencies and nonprofit organizations – both domestically and internationally and brought long-term strategy expertise to programs seeking to improve environmental conditions, water, sanitation, and public health across vulnerable communities.
As a staunch advocate for those impacted by water crises’ nationwide, she has worked extensively in response to devastating natural disasters such as 2017’s Hurricane Irma, 2018’s Hurricane Michael and 2019’s Hurricane Dorian.
Most recently, she led a long-term strategy initiative, Florida Disaster Preparedness Plan (FDPP), which focused on building disaster and community resilience in vulnerable neighborhoods across the state of Florida.
“Along with all the issues raised by Coral Springs residents, our campaign will focus on three core issues: economic growth, public safety, and sustainability.”
Coral Springs voters will select their next city commissioner on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.