People’s Progressive Caucus of Miami Dade, General Body Meeting

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Join us at 6:30pm
Wednesday March 24th, 2021

General Body Meeting!

Crystal Wagar, Mayor of Miami Shores Village

Crystal Wagar is the Mayor of Miami Shores Village and also an accomplished attorney in South Florida.
In April of 2019, after having won the most votes and appearing on 68% of all ballots cast in a field of seven, Crystal made history as the first African American ever elected in the Village’s 89-year history. Crystal is President of Connor Wagar, LLC and Senior Advisor at LSN Partners, where she currently assistsclients with procurement matters, strategic communications, community engagement and outreach and provides assistance with local legislative matters.

In 2013, Crystal moved to Singapore where she spent nearly four years representing the United States of America in her role as spouse to the United States Ambassador.

Crystal has diverse work experienceserving as general counsel for the Black Economic Development Coalition, interim city manager for the Village of El Portal, as well as servingas the Chief Policy Aide and Chief of Staff to a former Miami-Dade County Commissioner. Crystal has worked as an attorney with the law firms of Tew Cardenas and Becker and Poliakoff respectively before opening her own boutique government relations and strategic communications firm.

Crystal has been civically active and a visible player in Miami-Dade County for over 20 years. She is an appointed member of the Children’s Museum Board of Directors, member of the National African American Mayors Association, member of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities, Florida League of Cities, Biscayne Bay Watershed Management Board, a member of Miami Country Day School’s Board of Trustees and an active member of Jack and Jill of America Miami Chapter.

She has previously served on the executive board of Camillus House and as a board member of the Everglades Trust and the Citizens Transportation Committee of Miami-Dade County.
Crystal is also an alumnus of the Miami Fellows Initiative and the United States German Marshall Fund fellowship program.
She is a graduate of Temple University and received her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law.



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