Cornelius Shiver is the Executive Director of the North Miami
Community Redevelopment Agency (NMCRA), an independent agency working to revitalize North Miami’s community redevelopment area.
A lifetime resident of Coconut Gro9/6/2022ve, Cornelius previously served as the Executive Director of the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (SEOPW CRA), an agency he worked with for over 8 years.
During his successful tenure in the SEOPW CRA, Mr. Shiver spearheaded numerous initiatives that transformed the historic community of Overtown back to the glory days of
its past. Chief among these achievements were the opening of the Red Rooster Restaurant entertainment venue, as well as negotiating, and developing the multifamily affordable housing developments that has given Overtown its recognizable skyline.
As the Executive Direction of the NMCRA, Mr. Shiver is expected to assist with the transformation of Downtown North Miami, which in recent years has grown into a dominant arts and culture hub in Miami-Dade County. The City of North Miami is emerging into a destination for diverse, award-winning restaurants as well as a thriving community of small businesses. In furtherer to the mission of the NMCRA, Mr. Shiver seeks to put a high priority on attracting and supporting small businesses to the North Miami area through the various grant programs that provide financial assistance for commercial rehabilitation, neighborhood improvement, and public art projects.
Mr. Shiver holds an Associate Degree from Florida State University, a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Miami, a Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law and is a member of the Florida Bar.