Featured Speakers

GYPSY GALLARDO

Urban Market Analytics
Interests: redevelopment strategies, community economy growth plans, and workforce development.

JOSEPH PARILLA

The Brookings Institution
Interests: Public policy and analysis research

SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

Adriana Trujillo – Villa, AICP, CPM
Public Works Operations Manager, City of Haines City

Revitalizing Communities through Strategy and Infrastructure Initiatives

Aileen Pruitt
Florida Market Manager, Community Development, PNC Bank

Meeting Your CRA’s Plan Through Bank Partnerships

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Ana Castilla
Vice President, Community Development Manager, TD Bank

Meeting Your CRA’s Plan Through Bank Partnerships

April A. Atkins, AICP
Community Affairs Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

The Community Reinvestment Act for Community Redevelopment Agencies

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Barbara Anderson Hill
Hill Fine Art Consulting, Inc. and Emeritus Board Member, Florida Association of Public Art Professionals

How to Succeed with Public Art in Your Community

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Blake Drury
Director, Planning and Urban Design, Community Solutions Group

Taking it to the (Complete) Streets

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Brenda Thrower
FRA-RA, Economic Development Specialist, City of Tampa, Ybor City Development Corporation

Do’s and Don’ts of Marketing & Special Events (Activating Spaces)

Carol Westmoreland
Executive Director, Florida Redevelopment Association

CRA Board Training

Carrie L. Kruchell
P.G., Environmental Manager, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Good Properties Gone Bad – Redevelopment of Environmentally Challenging Sites

Claudia McKenna, Esq.,
CRA Attorney, Community Redevelopment
Legal Services

Do’s and Don’ts of Marketing & Special Events (Activating Spaces)

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Cyndi Jantomaso
President, Haines City Economic Development Council, Inc.

Revitalizing Communities through Strategy and Infrastructure Initiatives 

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DeWayne Carver, AICP
State Complete Streets Program Manager, Florida Department of Transportation

Taking it to the (Complete) Streets

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Don Paight
Founding Fort Myers CRA Executive Director & Associate, CRE Consultants

Mobile Tour of Fort Myers CRA

Evan Johnson 
Tindale Oliver, Senior Project Manager

Export Reveal: Redevelopment Housing 

Felix Deloatch
Senior Associate, Associate AIA

Key Elements of Successful Neighborhood Transformation

Frank L. Hearne, Esq.,
Terracon

Good Properties Gone Bad – Redevelopment of Environmentally Challenging Sites

Gypsy C. Gallardo, M.P.P.
CEO, Urban Market Analytics, A division of The Power Broker Media Group

Welcome Plenary Session and Keynote Presentation

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Honorable Debra Ann Worley
Councilmember, Town of Lake Placid

How to Succeed with Public Art in Your Community

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Honorable John H. Christian

Commissioner, City of Leesburg

Getting Your Redevelopment Project Funded in the Underserved Community

Honorable Steven B. Grant
Mayor and CRA Board Chair, City of Boynton Beach

Expert Reveal: Redevelopment Housing

Jamie FRA

Jaimie Ross
Executive Director, Florida Housing Coalition

Expert Reveal: Redevelopment Housing

James Walker
Loan Officer, Florida Community Loan Fund

Community Development Financial Institutions as Partners in Redevelopment

Jensen Hackett
USF Intern

Partnering for Success with Citizen Surveys

Jeffrey Burton, MPA

FRA-RA, Director, Palmetto Community Redevelopment Agency

Analyzing Internal Data with OneNote and GIS

Jeffrey Oris
CEcD, PARC Consultants

CRA Finance for Practitioners

Jeremy Earle, Ph.D
AICP, FRA-RA, Assistant City Manager, City of Hallandale Beach

CRA Finance for Practitioners 

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Jessie Johnson
Vice President & Account Supervisor, RB Oppenheim Associates

No Brainer Social Media for Your CRA Community

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Joe Minnicozzi
Urban3

Land Use and Economics

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Jon Ward

Executive Director, West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

Key Elements of Successful Neighborhood Transformation

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Joseph R. Bonora

Managing Partners, Catalyst Management, Inc.

PACE Financing: An Innovative Economic Development Tool

Kelley Klepper
Project Manager, Kimley Horn

Revitalizing Communities through Strategy and Infrastructure Initiatives

Kevie DeFranc
USF Intern

Partnering for Success with Citizen Surveys

Kyle Dudgeon
FRA-RA, Assistant Director, Planning/CRA, City of Winter Park

Taking it to the (Complete) Streets 

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Lisa Mifflin

District Community Affairs Officer at Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Meeting Your CRA’s Plan through Bank Partnerships

LIsa Sbuttoni

Lisa Sbuttoni

President & CEO of the Fort Myers River District Alliance

Meeting Your CRA’s Plan through Bank Partnerships

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Lynn D. Dehlinger
Sr. Economic Development Manager, Associate Broker, RMA and P3 Florida Co-Chair, International Council of Shopping Centers

Retail Therapy: It’s Not Only the Numbers that Count!

Mark Milligan P.G.,
Environmental Manager, Terracon

Good Properties Gone Bad – Redevelopment of Environmentally Challenging
Sites

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Melanie Weaver Carr
Senior Transportation Policy Analyst, Office of Policy Planning, Florida Department of Transportation

Taking it to the (Complete) Streets

Michael Corbit
Director of Business Development, CareerSource Palm Beach County

No Brainer Social Media for Local Small Businesses

Miles Ballogg

Brownfields Practice Leader, Cardno

Good Properties Gone Bad- Redeveloping Environmentally Challenged Sites

Nickens Remy
Fiscal Operations Manager, City of Hallandale Beach

CRA Finance for Practitioners

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Patricia Goense, FDEP

South District Brownfield Coordinator

Good Properties Gone Bad – Redevelopment of Environmentally Challenging Sites

Paul Rutledge
Senior Vice President, Retail Advisory Services, Jones, Lang Lasalle IP, Inc.

Retail Therapy: It’s Not Only the Numbers that Count!

Rick Stauts
Executive Director, Florida City CRA

Expert Reveal: Redevelopment Housing

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Renee Roberts
Social Media Communications Specialist, Boynton Beach CRA

No Brainer Social Media for Your CRA Community

Robin Nigh
Manager of Art Programs, City of Tampa, Emeritus Board Member, Florida Association of Public Art Professionals

How to Succeed with Public Art in Your Community

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Sandra Wilson
Deputy City Manager for the City of Ocala

Getting Your Redevelopment Project Funded in the Underserved Community

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Sharon McCormick

RMA Director of Business Attraction & Marketing

Do’s and Don’ts of Marketing & Special Events

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Shawn Mitchell
Budget and Procurement Manager, City of Alpharette

CRA Finance for Practitioners 

Stephanie Seawright
Project Manager, City of Gainesville CRA

Good Properties Gone Bad – Redevelopment of Environmentally Challenging
Sites

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Steve Spina
City Manager, City of Zephyrhills

Partnering for Success with Citizen Surveys

Theresa Utterback
Development Services Manager, Boynton Beach CRA

No Brainer Social Media for Local Small Businesses

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Tom Gallas
Chief Executive Officer and National Capital Planning Commissioner, CPA, LEED AP BD+C

Key Elements of Successful Neighborhood Transformation

Tom Polk
Impact Fee Administrator, Sarasota County

Revitalizing Communities through Strategy and Infrastructure Initiatives

Tony Otte
CEcD, CRA/Economic Development Director, City of New Smyrna Beach

Getting Your Redevelopment Project Funded in the Underserved Community

Wes Benge
Strategic Plan Specialist, City of Palmetto

Analyzing Internal Data with OneNote and GIS

Zachary Schwartz
GIS Specialist, City of Palmetto

Analyzing Internal Data with OneNote and GIS

ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS

Faith Phinn
Financial Management Analyst, Hallandale Beach CRA

CRA Finance for Practitioners 

Gail K. Hamilton
CRA Director, City of Zephyrhills and FRA President Elect

Partnering for Success with Citizen Surveys 

Gerald Snell
Avon Park Southside Advisory Board Member

Diversity in Our Community

Jane Waters Thomas
CRA Project Manager, City of Haines City

Revitalizing Communities through Strategy and Infrastructure Initiatives

Ken Thomas

Manager, Housing & Redevelopment, City of Leesburg

Getting Your Redevelopment Project Funded in the Underserved Community

Natalie S. Dunham
Marketing & Promotions Manager, Fort Myers CRA

Mobile Tour of Fort Myers CRA

Nicole Tremblay
Strategic Plan Specialist, City of Palmetto

Analyzing Internal Data with OneNote and GIS

Robert Ironsmith
AICP, Director of Economic Development and Housing, City of Dunedin

Do’s and Don’ts of Marketing & Special Events (Activating Spaces) 

Thais R. Sullivan
VP, Regional CRA/Community Lending Officer, Valley National Bank

Meeting Your CRA’s Plan Through Bank Partnerships