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Roxanne Manning To Lead Tallahassee's Community Redevelopment Agency

R. Manning
City of Tallahassee

Tallahassee’s newly-independent Community Redevelopment Agency has named its new executive director.

Roxanne Manning took over as executive director of the CRA on the first day it operated as a standalone agency. Manning now reports directly to City Manager Anita Thompson. She says the change in hierarchy should help the CRA get more done.

“What this does is frees up the agency to be, I think, a little bit more responsive and more flexible. By reporting directly to the city manager, we’ll be able to get things accomplished more quickly," she said.

Manning spent her first day meeting with her staff and settling into her new office. She plans to meet soon with city council members and the four county commissioners on the CRA board.