2021 FRA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

October 27 – 29, 2021

Luminary Hotel & Co., Autograph Collection, Fort Myers, FL

WELCOME

The Florida Redevelopment Association 2021 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 27, 2021

THURSDAY
OCTOBER 28, 2021

FRIDAY
OCTOBER 29, 2021

Featured Speakers
Mike-Sittig

MIKE SITTIG

Executive Director Emeritus, Florida League of Cities

Mike Sittig began his employment with the Florida League of Cities in 1970. He grew in knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the League’s issues and in his respect of the membership’s commitment to Home Rule and further grew
into one of the League’s most valiant advocates.

Kim-Lear

KIM LEAR

Founder and Content Director of Inlay Insights

Kim Lear is a writer and researcher who explores how emerging trends impact our workforce and marketplace. As the founder and content director of Inlay Insights, Kim uncovers cultural shifts that revolutionize how organizations engage employees and consumers. She uses a mix of data, storytelling, humor, and actionable takeaways to discuss trends that most impact organizations’ bottom line.

What attendees are saying about the FRA Conference!
We'd like to welcome Mark Bennett as a new member of our board! Mark is experienced in urban planning, zoning and land development, both in the public and private sector. He has been an urban planner for over 30 years, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He is employed by the City of Lake Wales, Florida as the Director of Development Services.#RedevelopmentWorks #brownfields #FLRedevel #BetterCities #CRAs #economicdevelopment #FRAboardspotlight ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to the City of Boca Raton, FL Government for winning the 2021 Out of the Box Award for a small community, with their project Downtown Boca COVID-19 Marketing Initiatives. The marketing initiatives were focused on ensuring that Downtown Boca businesses not only survived but came back better than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project created walking tours, custom videos and graphics, and pavement and outdoor signage to encourage residents to support local businesses.To learn more about the Out of the Box Award or other award categories, visit our website: redevelopment.net/2021-fra-awards/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Start preparing for the 2022 FRA Annual Conference next October in Daytona Beach! We are now taking ideas and suggestions for sessions and speakers. Please fill out the form to have your ideas considered.Click here to submit your 2022 session ideas:redevelopment.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2022-FRA-CONFERENCE-SESSION-SUBMITTAL-FORM.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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We are excited to welcome new and returning board members such as Miles Ballogg! Miles joins the FRA board with over 25 years of experience in both the public and private sector with land redevelopment programming, assessment and remediation, with a special focus on environmentally-blighted areas. Currently, he serves as a Senior Principal and the Brownfields and Economic Development Practice Leader for Cardno, an international engineering and environmental services firm.#RedevelopmentWorks #brownfields #FLRedevel #BetterCities #CRAs #economicdevelopment #FRAboardspotlight ... See MoreSee Less
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We are excited to bring you the winner of the 2021 Management Programs and Creative Partnerships Award, East Tampa CRA Environmental Crimes Unit! Congratulations to the City of Tampa and the East Tampa CRA for fighting back against blight within your #community. The East Tampa CRA Environmental Crimes Unit works to protect the community by addressing issues like illegal dumping, blight and code enforcement. To learn more about the Management Programs and Creative Partnerships Award or other award categories, visit our website: redevelopment.net/2021-fra-awards/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome Mark Bennett as a new member of our board! Mark has 30 years of experience in urban planning, zoning and land development, in both the public and private sector. Now he is working for the @CityofLakeWales as the Director of Development Services. #FRAboardspotlight https://t.co/WY8u7qnIfq FLRedevel photo
Congrats to @CityBocaRaton for winning the 2021 Out of the Box Award for a small community. Their project, Downtown Boca COVID-19 Marketing Initiatives, focused on ensuring that local businesses survived and came back better during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://t.co/pAr189D3CK https://t.co/gxmYY2hlfW FLRedevel photo
Start preparing for the 2022 FRA Annual Conference next October in Daytona Beach! We are now taking ideas and suggestions for sessions and speakers. Please fill out the form to have your ideas considered.

Click here to submit your 2022 session ideas:
https://t.co/nCuXQg5Cgv https://t.co/Ag9p8aV9Tv
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We are excited to welcome new and returning board members such as Miles Ballogg! Miles joins the FRA board with over 25 years of experience in both the public and private sector with a special focus on environmentally-blighted areas.

#FLRedevel #FRAboardspotlight https://t.co/gwOq6hZctO
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We're excited to bring you the winner of the 2021 Management Programs and Creative Partnerships Award, East Tampa CRA Environmental Crimes Unit! Congrats to the @CityofTampa and the East Tampa CRA for fighting back against blight within your #community. https://t.co/C28uRDYPjK https://t.co/D1PY1UZtfs FLRedevel photo