Redevelopment: Growing Communities and Building Opportunities

October 16-18, 2019 |Hilton Tampa Downtown

WELCOME

The Florida Redevelopment Association 2019 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.

SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY
OCTOBER 16, 2019

THURSDAY
OCTOBER 17, 2019

FRIDAY
OCTOBER 18, 2019

Featured Speakers

LENORA BILLINGS-HARRIS, CSP

President & CEO, UbuntuGlobal, Certified Speaking Professional

Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is a CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) Hall of Fame speaker and an internationally recognized authority in the areas of inclusion, diversity and bias. She has been included as one of the 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion by The Society of Human Resource Management and was named by Diversity Woman Magazine as one of the twenty top influential diversity leaders in the US.

MATTHEW PETTY

City Planner and Real Estate Developer

Matthew is a city planner and real estate developer who has also been elected three times to the Fayetteville City Council. Matthew has a deep understanding of American zoning and development codes and infrastructure planning processes. He has facilitated numerous public hearings and stakeholder engagement efforts, and his first mixed-use project as an owner-developer is under construction.

 

CHARLES L. MAROHN, JR., PE, AICP

Founder and President of Strong Towns

Marohn is the lead author of Thoughts on Building Strong Towns — Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3 — as well as the author of A World Class Transportation System. He hosts the Strong Towns Podcast and is a primary writer for Strong Towns’ web content. He has presented Strong Towns concepts in hundreds of cities and towns across North America and in 2017 was named one of the 10 Most Influential Urbanists of all time by Planetizen.

What attendees are saying about the 2018 Conference!

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Florida Redevelopment Association

Timeline PhotosWe are proud to announce that the CRA's beautification project, "Art Infusion," consisting of striking wall murals throughout the District, has been recognized with a Cultural Enhancement Citation in the 2019 Florida Redevelopment Association. We are incredibly grateful for this honor, and appreciate everyone whose dedication and hard work made it possible to win this prestigious FRA award in the Best Capital Projects Beautification category. #PublicArt #SouthFloridaMurals #MuralArtwork ...

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We’d like to give a special thank you to our 2019 Annual Conference Event Sponsors, Burkhardt Construction, Inc., City of Tampa and Comcast Business. With your support and contribution, this year’s conference was a huge success and we could not have done it without you! ...

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What did you think of the CRA Legal Workshop: “Hot” Legal Issues in Redevelopment this morning? The course was geared toward CRA attorneys and others who wanted to learn about some specific “hot topics” in legal requirements for CRAs. The featured speakers, Susan Grandin, Katherine Rossmell and Clifford Shepard, did an excellent job sharing their CRA legal experiences, as well as guidelines, tips and best practices. Comment and share new ideas or practices you learned and plan to use to improve your CRA. ...

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Today is the last day of the 2019 FRA Annual Conference and we have an exciting day planned! If you are registered for the Armature Works tour at 11 a.m., please meet in the hotel lobby. Lunch will be provided after the tour. If you are planning to attend the legal workshops they are starting soon! ...

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We’d like to give a special thank you to our 2019 Annual Conference Event Sponsors, Burkhardt Construction, Inc., @CityofTampa and @comcastbusiness. With your support and contribution, this year’s conference was a huge success and we could not have done it without you! https://t.co/kcTqNWT9Ni FLRedevel photo

GAI's #CommunitySolutionsGrp was honored to accept two #awards from the @FLRedevel for our work on Victory Pointe Park in Clermont, FL, and the Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the City of Orlando, FL. #WeTransform https://t.co/MK5J1ff69f FLRedevel photo

. @FLRedevel awarded us with the 2019 Out of the Box Award. We're proud to serve our community and could not have done this without the partnership of @westpalmbch and West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency.

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We are proud to announce that the CRA's beautification project, "Art Infusion," consisting of striking wall murals throughout the District, has been recognized with a Cultural Enhancement Citation in the 2019 @FLRedevel #PublicArt #SouthFloridaMurals #MuralArtwork #redevelopment https://t.co/BMWU3rDZLg FLRedevel photo

What did you think of the CRA Legal Workshop: “Hot” Legal Issues in Redevelopment this morning? Comment and share new ideas or practices you learned and plan to use to improve your CRA. https://t.co/rV2JI8vmVW FLRedevel photo