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Posted on: September 29, 2021

CRA Welcomes New Staff

New C R A Staff Phyllis LeFlore Calloway and Phenicia McMillion

The Fort Myers CRA welcomes new Assistant Director Phyllis LeFlore-Calloway and CRA Redevelopment Specialist Phenicia McMIllion!

Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Assistant Director Phyllis LeFlore Calloway C R A LogoAssistant Director Phyllis LeFlore-Calloway

The City of Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency has hired Phyllis R. LeFlore-Calloway as assistant director. 

In her new position she will be responsible for assisting the CRA Director in the operations of the agency and the implementation of projects and programs contained in the Community Redevelopment Plans. LeFlore-Calloway will be involved in all facets of the organization including policy making, project management, budgeting, planning, personnel management, and public relations. 

“Phyllis is fully invested to serve the Southwest Florida and City of Fort Myers communities,” Executive Director, Fort Myers CRA, Michele Hylton-Terry said. “Her experience in the legal industry and familiarity with community needs will provide the necessary resources and tools needed to assist in the continued growth of the agency.”

LeFlore-Calloway has more than three decades of successful experience in legal, employee, project management and operations with focus on restructuring and sustainability. She specializes in legal analysis, contract negotiations, and professional development and has traveled to present topics in legal and organizational management during training sessions around the United States.  

She began her career with the City of Fort Myers in 2018, serving as the legal administrator and advisor in the City’s Attorney Office. In April 2021, she was selected to serve as the City’s Interim City Manager.  

LeFlore-Calloway holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a double major in Sociology from Delta State University and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Novus University. She formerly served as a board member with St. John First Missionary Baptist Church as well as former legal consultant with the Dunbar Festival Committee. She has been an invited visiting professor at both Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida Southwestern State College in past years.  

“I am a strong believer in positive thinking in the workplace, staff development to encourage growth of teams and collaboration to join community efforts in redevelopment,” LeFlore-Calloway said. “I look forward to working with the entire CRA team to focus on community improvement.”

Fort Myers C R A Redevelopment Specialist Phenicia McMillion C R A LogoCRA Redevelopment Specialist Phenicia McMillion

The City of Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency has hired Phenicia McMillion as CRA Redevelopment Specialist. 

In her new position, she will be responsible for assisting the CRA Director in coordinating projects and programs that implement and account for the formally-adopted CRA redevelopment plan within the designated CRA area. She will be responsible for gathering and disseminating business information, marketing and discussing financial incentives with prospective applicants to promote redevelopment activities as specified in the redevelopment plans. 

McMillion graduated from Riverdale High School before going on to receive an associates degree in liberal arts from Edison State College, a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of South Florida and a master’s in psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She most recently served as Behavioral/Intervention Specialist, Educator for the Lee County School District. 

In 2008, McMillion co-founded the McMillion Foundation for Public Service, an IRS recognized 501c3 nonprofit organization that maintains a climate that attracts and motivates a diverse group of people towards public service. 

"As a Fort Myers native," she states, "it has been exciting to see the changes that are taking place in our community. I look forward to working with the businesses, residents, and visitors that continue to make Fort Myers one of the best places to live, work, and play."

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