Redevelopment: Growing Communities and Building Opportunities

October 16-18, 2019 |Hilton Tampa Downtown


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.


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Featured Speakers


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.


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.



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!

The MyFRA Member Forum is a great way for members to network with each other by asking for sample policies, best practices and practical tips! Get member access to these resources and more with the link below.

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This is what #redevelopment looks like! The City of Winter Haven, FL (City Gov't.) demonstrates how multi-use design can be incorporated to enhance public space. Check out more innovative work that has transformed Florida here: ...

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County Administration (CA) - Escambia County Administrative Assistant - Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) @GovernmentJobs

CRA Advisory Board Vacancy

The CRA is looking to add a member to the CRA Advisory Board. If you are interested, please click here & complete an application today!
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HBCRA in conjunction with @SCOREMentors present our August four-module workshop series. RSVP Today!, Series Kicks off today @ 6pm! Set your reminders ⏰!

▶️ First Topic: Business Basics

#HBCRA #SCORE #HBCRAISHERE4U #BusinessBasics #HallandaleBeach
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The Florida Brownfields Association and the #FRA are partnering to bring you a webinar on August 13! Learn from our panel of municipalities and developers on how to access funding and resources to #redevelop your #brownfield site. Register here: