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 Mike Simon! Mike has over 25 years of experience in public sector, private sector, commercial and residential redevelopment projects. He is currently serving his second year on the board and is also the Executive Director of the @BoyntonBeachCRA. We are grateful to have Mike on our team! ...

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Congratulations to the 2019 FRA Academy graduates for becoming redevelopment administrators and professionals! We are excited to see what you all will do with the skills you have learned. This year, our Academy is off to a great start with the first academy course completely full. The course will be help February 21 in Orlando at the FLC University Training Center and we look forward to seeing you there! ...

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Today is the last day to submit #2020FRAConference ideas! We‘d love to hear about sessions and speakers you’d like to engage with at this year’s conference. We like to mix things up, so if your speaker engages in TED Talk or TV interview style, we’d love to hear about it. Visit the link below to submit your 2020 ideas before it’s too late!
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This week’s board member spotlight goes to Michele Hylton-Terry! Michele is serving her second year on the FRA Board of Directors and is currently the executive director for the City of Fort Myers - Government CRA Michele oversees the operations and revitalization of her City’s most blighted areas. ...

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The MyFRA Member forum allows FRA members to share knowledge and experiences regarding redevelopment opportunities and problems. Members are able to network with each other and receive weekly e-blasts to stay up-to-date on all things #redevelopment. Visit the link below to learn more about the FRA member benefits and to apply today!
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This week's board member spotlight goes to Mike Simon! Mike is currently the Executive Director of the @BoyntonBeachCRA and has 25 years of experience in #redevelopment. https://t.co/MJJSgvNVGr FLRedevel photo

Congratulations to the 2019 FRA Academy graduates! This year, our 2020 Academy is off to a great start, with the first academy course completely full. The course will be held on February 21 in Orlando at the FLC University Training Center, and we look forward to seeing you there! https://t.co/fGMlrk6HbL FLRedevel photo

Today is the last day to submit #2020FRAConference ideas! We‘d love to hear about sessions and speakers you’d like to engage with at this year’s conference. Visit the link below to submit your 2020 ideas before it’s too late!
https://t.co/PvWPoFuoHq https://t.co/C4co3Ef3Q3
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This week’s board member spotlight goes to Michele Hylton-Terry! She is serving her second year on the FRA Board of Directors and is currently the executive director for the @cityftmyers CRA. Michele oversees the operations and revitalization of her City’s most blighted areas. https://t.co/vWPjPYePpj FLRedevel photo

The MyFRA Member forum allows members to network with each other and receive weekly e-blasts to stay up-to-date on all things #redevelopment. To apply to be a FRA member, click here: https://t.co/BTFMJGP3Qv https://t.co/LJqosu7jf1 FLRedevel photo