Mac McElyea, former Dania commissioner, dies at 87

Charles “Mac” McElyea, a former city commissioner in Dania Beach who served several stints as mayor, died Wednesday. He was 87.

McElyea, the owner of Mac’s Towing, served about 15 years as a commissioner, from 1985-1993 and from 1999 to 2006, when he resigned his seat to run for School Board.

His resume included serving at the Dania Chamber of Commerce and Dania Historical Society.

“He is the city of Dania,” said his daughter-in-law Debbie McElyea. “His love of Dania was everything — the streets to the trees to everything. He had an interest to the entire city growing and being prosperous.

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