Payment records show that recently appointed City Commissioner Dr. Elaine Bryant was a paid City of Tallahassee vendor from at least 2015 through 2018.
The records of payments are shown below.
TR has requested records previous to 2015.
The records show that during this period, Dr. Bryant was paid $27,700 through 23 payments ranging in amounts from $600 to $3,600.
The payments were made to E.W. Bryant Associates, LLC.
Dr. Bryant was paid for work completed for four different city departments. These departments include the Office of Economic Vitality, Human Resources, WW Treatment Operations, and DMA Equity & Workforce.
The descriptions for work completed included Consulting Services, Maximizing Diversity, Essential Coaching Skills, Solve Problems & Make Decision and Leadership Skills for Supervisors.
During the meeting which lead to Dr. Bryant’s appointment, Mayor John Dailey pointed out that Dr. Bryant had been a city consultant but was not currently employed by the city.
However, there was no discussion about the work that was performed, the departments impacted or the time period. In addition, Dr. Bryant’s resume does not list the extent of the consulting engagements with the City of Tallahassee.
Dr. Bryant’s application provided to the city of Tallahassee lists her current employment as the “Chief Executive Officer EW Bryant Associates, LLC February 2000 – Present” and the “Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development Florida Dept. of Financial Services January 2012 – Present.”
TR has requested all employment agreements between E.W. Bryant Associates, LLC and the City of Tallahassee.