Official City of Coral Gables Press Release
The City of Coral Gables has promoted Deena Bell-Llewellyn to Assistant Director of Public Works for Greenspace Management. She joined the city four years ago as a Landscape Architect, spearheading the maintenance of infrastructure and worked on initiatives to improve, greenspace design and maintenance within this division of the Public Works Department. She has more than 30-years’ experience as a licensed landscape architect, working at various landscape architecture firms, including her own company in Miami.
“Deena has been an integral part of our team, applying her private and public sector expertise to improve the quality of life for residents,” said City Manager Peter Iglesias. “I am confident that as the leader of our greenspace management initiatives, she will continue to enhance the canopy and parkland that has made Coral Gables world-famous.”
Bell-Llewellyn began her service with the city in 2017 following Hurricane Irma, assisting in leading the Public Works Department’s efforts to recover integral tree canopy and greenspaces damaged by the natural disaster. In her new role, she will lead the city’s urban forestry services, greenspace management, and landscape design.
Throughout the years, she has been recognized for her work including receiving numerous design awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects and is listed as one of the Top 50 Coastal Landscape Architects by Ocean Home Magazine. She is committed to her profession and the community and has been active in several organizations including The American Society of Landscape Architects, the Miami Beach Design Review Board, The Rotary Club of Coral Gables, The Villagers Historic Preservation Organization, and Citizens for a Better South Florida.
She holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia School of Environment and Design.