The Florida Redevelopment Association 2017 Annual Conference provides real-world solutions to the ever-changing landscape of challenges faced by agencies, organizations and businesses committed to successful redevelopment initiatives across Florida. Redevelopment professionals, elected officials and business community leaders will find insight and inspiration through nationally recognized speakers, engaging workshops and mobile tours to fuel their passion for transforming their community.
OCTOBER 17, 2017
OCTOBER 18, 2017
OCTOBER 19, 2017
OCTOBER 20, 2017
Certified Speaking Professional
Explore the Transformational Diversity Management Principles, based on the work of Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP, that explain the relationship of unconscious bias on our actions.
As director of Brookings Metro, which Liu co-founded in 1996, she pioneered the program’s signature approach to policy and practice, which uses rigorous research to inform strategies for economic growth and opportunity.
NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc.
“Live First, Work Second” was Rebecca Ryan’s first book. Today, the futurist who predicted that cities would be more important than jobs to the next generation is returning to Florida to help downtown place makers and tastemakers see what’s coming.
SENATOR JACK LATVALA
Thursday, October 19, 2017
“I enjoyed the conference and want to thank you for all your hard work to ensure the conference was a success for participants like myself. There is a lot of behind the scenes work to make any conference a success. The Conference in Tampa was a smashing success thanks to your hard work and that of many staff people associated with the conference.”
John O. D’Agostino
Town Manager, Town of Lake Park
“Absolutely loved the conference “Places for People”— the courses, sessions, and key note speakers— but moreover, the opportunity to engage and network with likeminded professionals in a field that is so central to building communities up! Kudos!!”
Economic Development Aide, City of Fort Lauderdale
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Conference, the FRA Class was excellent and all of the presentations were right on key. I hate that I could not be in all of the classes. I will visit the FRA site and continue to educate myself… Thanks FRA.”
Vice Mayor Beverly Williams
City of Lauderdale Lakes
“A note of thanks for putting together a fantastic conference. I very much enjoyed our keynote speaker from Spain, Vicente Guallart, Mayor Buckhorn’s visit and generally the entire conference. I renewed old acquaintances, while making new connections and certainly gained a lot of insight regarding ways to think of and implement redevelopment.”
Carol A. Leone, PLLC
Attorney at Law
“Just wanted to drop in with a thank you for organizing a great conference again this year. I also took the Housing and Redevelopment class on Friday and enjoyed it very much.”
Sr. Project Manager
“Thank you so much for a well-run and informative conference. I’m placing my notes and contacts in a binder for future reference and use.”
City Commissioner of Sarasota
“Awesome! Thanks much. I can’t wait to share what I learned with the other CAC members. I told everyone they really did miss a wonderful opportunity.”
Deborah D. Figgs-Sanders
Executive Director, Childs Park
“It was a great conference this year. Thanks for the work you and your staff put into the conference every year. I think you keep making it better and better.”