Registration Desk Hours
Wednesday, October 24 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 25 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, October 26 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.[/info_list_item][/info_list]
Three-day registration includes all workshops and meals scheduled during the conference.
One-dayregistrations include workshops and meals scheduled for that day only.
Note that the mobile tour and CRA boot camp are not included with any package and must be purchased separately. Students and guests, exhibitors and sponsors may attend the sessions without registering. However, meals, including breaks and receptions, are not included.If you would like to purchase tickets to meals, including breaks and receptions, please visit the registration desk.*Name badges must be worn to gain access to all conference events.
Additional tickets for all meals may be purchased at the FRA conference registration desk.
Wireless Internet Access
MEETING AND CONFERENCE ROOMS ONLY – THURSDAY ONLY
International Economic Development Council
This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts toward the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).
American Institute of Certified Planners
AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for many activities at this event. When AICP CMcredits are available, they are noted at the end of an activity description. More information about AICP’s AICP CMprogram can be found at planning.org/cm.
This event has been accredited for Continuing Legal Education by the Florida Bar for:
28 General CLE Credits
21 Business Litigation
28 Government Law
28 Real Estate
28 Government and Administrative Practice Certification Credits.
Many thanks to these individuals and their organizations for helping to make this conference possible!
Brenna Durden, Lewis, Longman & Walker
April Atkins, AICP, FDIC
Miles Ballogg, Cardno, Inc.
Reed Berger, Daytona Beach CRA
Jeff Burton, City of Palmetto CRA
Kevin Crowder, CEcD, RMA
Lynn Dehlinger, TAG LLC
Jeremy Earle, City of Hallandale Beach
Marjorie Ferrer, Responsible Hospitality Institute
Gail Hamilton, Zephryhills CRA
Renee A. Jadusingh, City of Miami CRA
Tom Kohler, Community Solutions Group
John Jones, S&ME, Inc.
Tony Otte, New Smyrna Beach CRA
Adam Rossmell, Burkhardt Construction, Inc.
Leigh Scrabis, Fort Myers CRA
Patty Rippey, City of South Daytona
Ken Thomas, City of Leesburg
Brenda Thrower, Ybor City CRA
FRA 2017-2018 Board of Directors
Brenna Durden NORTHEAST REGION
Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
Michael Parker APALACHEE REGION
Director, Community Housing & Human Services
City of Tallahassee
Gail Hamilton EAST CENTRAL REGION
City of Zephyrhills
Toni Shamplain FRA-RA WEST FLORIDA REGION
Downtown North CRA Manager
City of Panama City, Downtown North CRA
Lesa Peerman TREASURE COAST REGION
Commissioner, City of Margate
Paula J. Ryan TREASURE COAST REGION
Commissioner, City of West Palm Beach
Jeff Burton, FRA-RA SOUTHWESTREGION
Director, CRA, City of Palmetto
Lynn Dehlinger EAST CENTRAL REGION
Senior Economic Development Manager/Broker Associate
Kyle Dudgeon, FRA-RA EAST CENTRAL REGION
CRA Manager, City of Winter Park
Evan Johnson, TAMPA BAY REGION
Senior Project Manager, Tindale Oliver
John Jones, FRA-RP EAST CENTRAL REGION
Elizee Michel, AICP, FRA-RA TREASURE COAST REGION
Executive Director, Westgate Belvedere Homes CRA
Tony Otte, CEcD, FRA-RA EAST CENTRAL REGION
CRA/Economic Development Director
CRA, City of New Smyrna Beach
Adam Rossmell TREASURE COAST REGION
Burkhardt Construction, Inc.
Leigh Scrabis SOUTHWESTREGION
Rick Stauts SOUTH FLORIDA REGION
CRA, City of Florida City
Ken Thomas EAST CENTRAL REGION
Manager, Housing & Redevelopment, City of Leesburg
Brenda Thrower, FRA-RA TAMPA BAY REGION
Economic Development Specialist, City of Tampa, Ybor City Development Corp.
Clifford B. Shepard
Shepard, Smith, Kohlmyer & Hand, P.A.
FRA Past Presidents
1977 William S. Turnbull
1980 Marilyn Larson
1981 W. Thomas Mills, Jr.
1982 Roy F. Kenzie
1983 R. Lee Menzies
1984 Thomas R. Kohler
1985 John F. Habgood
1986 William Farkas
1987 Lance S. Clarke
1988 Peter Andolina
1989 Gerald S. Langston, Jr.
1991 Joyce Sellen
1992 Gail Collins
1993 Andy Ham
1994 Julie Scofield
1995 Ronali Wood
1996 Gary Wohlforth
1997 Jennifer Fleming
1998 Suzanne Kuehn
1999 Paul Thorpe
2001 Dennis Russ
2002 Chris Brown
2004 Terrell N. Fritz
2005 Gail Hamilton
2006 Jeffrey L. Oris
2007 Kim Briesemeister
2008 J. Gary Rogers
2009 Rochelle Lawandales
2010 Kurt Easton
2011 Marc Mondell
2012 Steven G. Lindorff
2013 Jeremy Earle
2014 Gus Gianikas
2015 Diane Colonna
2016 Michael Parker
2017 Brenna Durden