Nancy Metayer Bowen, a long-time resident of Coral Springs, serves as the city’s first Black and Haitian-American woman Commissioner.
Bowen’s political journey began at Coral Springs Charter School, where she served as President of the Student Government Association. She built a notable public service career providing steadfast leadership on issues ranging from environmental advocacy to disaster relief. Prior to joining the Coral Springs City Commission, she led a long-term strategic initiative – the Florida Disaster Preparedness Plan (FDPP), which focused on rebuilding disaster areas and community resilience in vulnerable neighborhoods across the State of Florida.
Nancy Metayer Bowen is an Environmental Scientist and a former member of the Broward County Soil and Water Conservation District. She has worked across multiple government agencies and nonprofit organizations, bringing long-term strategic expertise to programs seeking to improve environmental conditions, water, sanitation, and public health. She has been a staunch advocate for those impacted by water crises nationwide and worked extensively in response to devastating natural disasters such as Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Michael, and Hurricane Dorian.
Bowen believes in making her hometown, Coral Springs, a leader in sustainability and resiliency with new initiatives that will address and mitigate the escalating consequence of climate change. Furthermore, she believes in supporting small businesses and sees tremendous opportunities to expand the scope of community industries – including solar manufacturing, introducing tech hubs, and more. Embracing the core values imparted to her from a young age – community service, philanthropy, and stewardship, Bowen seeks to bring these to bear in her role as Coral Springs Commissioner. She intends to offer a balanced perspective while lending her voice to amplify and empower all community members to make Coral Springs better for future generations.
Currently, Bowen is the Senior Manager, Energy and Climate Equity Specialist for Energy Solutions, supporting efforts in achieving equitable processes and outcomes related to building codes, equipment efficiency standards and other policies that promote clean energy technologies for all. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and her Master of Health Science from Johns Hopkins University. She is an Executive Board Member for Avanse Ansanm and Friends of the Earth (FoE).
Bowen also serves as a Commission Liaison to the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, Charter School Advisory Board, Environmental Sustainability Committee, Multicultural Advisory Committee, Broward League of Cities and Broward County Climate Change Task Force. Bowen was also appointed to the Finance, Taxation and Personnel Committee, a Florida League of Cities Legislative Committee.
Bowen awards and recognitions include Top 20 under 40 by the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce, United Nations Clean Water Advocacy Award, and CLEO Institute Leadership Circle Inductee.