Board of Directors

Comprised of downtown residents, our volunteer Board of Directors meets monthly on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm. Board meetings are held at the DDA office, 300 Clematis street, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Members are welcome to attend.

Cynthia Nalley (President) Cynthia Nalley is a longtime Downtown West Palm Beach resident and advocate. She also serves on the Downtown Development Authority Board and has led efforts to create a sense of community through events and service.

Cynthia is a Senior Professional in Human Resources and manages complex projects in both technology and real estate. Cynthia’s favorite Downtown spots are the Mandel Library (great independent movie selection and free yoga!) and the Municipal Docks at sunset. She is very grateful to support West Palm Beach as it grows into a world class city while retaining its rich history and sense of place.

Michael Cuevas (Vice President, Future Focus) Michael has been living and working in West Palm Beach since 2010 where he has successfully created the perfect mix of his personal and professional life. He is a licensed real estate broker with 10 years of experience and has extensive knowledge of the area in addition to having connections to Palm Beach County for over 30 years.

Through the DNA, he works to improve the city of West Palm Beach with community members who are passionate about improving the city in various capacities.

  Tamara Sagar (Secretary)


Susan Landeryou (Neighborhood Watch)Susan moved to downtown West Palm Beach from Ann Arbor in 2006. She bought a condo overlooking the Intracoastal, Palm Beach, and the Atlantic Ocean. She joined our Board of Directors in approximately 2009.

With a doctorate in Educational Leadership and a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling, she spent her professional life as an educator and a high school and professional counselor. Now retired, she loves the weather in here, where the downtown feels like a village. She seldom uses her car, because it’s so easy to walk, bike, or trolley for all her needs.

She has formerly served on the Board of Governors of the University of Michigan Alumni Association of the Palm Beaches, the Board of Directors of her homeowners association in Ann Arbor, and on the Board of Directors of her West Palm Beach condominium.

  Jeannene Cox (Director)
Jeannene Cox, our most senior DNA board member, is a U.S. and Florida Bar certified paralegal with an alterations business. Originally from Calgary, Alberta Canada, she has resided at The Strand for 5 years and is on the board of the directors. 
Ed Christian (Treasurer)

Stacy Blum (Marketing & Social Media)