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!

This week’s board member spotlight goes to Jessica Newman! Jessica is currently the CRA Coordinator for the City of Wauchula - Government and the Executive Director of Main Street Wauchula . She has over 10 years of experience in redevelopment, and her goal is to help revitalize and restore her community as a dynamic place to live. We are grateful to have Jessica on our team! #RedevelopmentWorks ...

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Congratulations to the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency for receiving the 2019 Outstanding New Building Award for the IPIC Theatre & Corporate Headquarters project. This five-story, mixed-use development includes a 497-seat state-of-the-art movie theater, corporate headquarters, Class A office space and more. To learn more about these efforts and other award-winning projects, click the link below.

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FRA has developed a dedicated COVID-19 page to serve as a valuable resource for our members, private-sector partners and local governments throughout the state. Read the latest information regarding CRAs and COVID-19 and how you can stay connected here: https://t.co/QZPKL32HKL https://t.co/CQjev4PFhd FLRedevel photo

This week's board member spotlight goes to Jessica Newman! Jessica has over 10 years of experience in redevelopment, and her goal is to help revitalize and restore her community as a dynamic place to live. We are grateful to have Jessica on our team! #RedevelopmentWorks https://t.co/EmXp9HtE5u FLRedevel photo

Today, Governor DeSantis issued an executive order related to the suspension of in-person quorum for local governments. Click the link below to see how this impacts your operations as well as upcoming CRA reporting requirements. https://t.co/DIn8eU7ZxG https://t.co/OSRYJmt2Qm FLRedevel photo

The @westpalmbch CRA has a new director, Giovanni Moss! Moss will be directing the renewal of downtown and the city’s northern low-income neighborhoods.
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Congratulations to the @DelrayBeachCRA for receiving the 2019 Outstanding New Building Award for the IPIC Theatre & Corporate Headquarters project. To learn more about these efforts and other award-winning projects, click here: https://t.co/FarX63QFGc https://t.co/lINRWtn5ZH FLRedevel photo