Greetings Conference Attendees:
Welcome to Fort Myers and the 2021 Florida Redevelopment Association Annual Conference!
I understand that you have a choice of professional development conferences to attend, and we are grateful you have chosen the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA).
I am confident you will have a great time while meeting new friends, networking, enhancing your knowledge and seeing new sites. This conference has always been one that stimulates my thinking while showcasing new talent in the awesome field of redevelopment.
We, the Florida Redevelopment Association, embraces our posture as well as position. As outgoing President, I ask your commitment in maintaining our cutting edge and forward-thinking by doing the following:
- Make a commitment to develop an understanding of the various cultural groups within the communities served by your agency.
- Include culture and cultural competence principles in the strategic planning, policy development, program design, and service delivery process. Increase the organizational and individual understanding of how the various dimensions of culture impact the families the agency serves and the staff that works with them.
- Be active in local communities. Engage communities by recruiting local citizens for the Board of Directors, in voting positions and on advisory teams and task forces.
Once again, welcome to our annual conference. While you are here, get to know a board member and also get involved and become a member of our various committees. We need you so we can both continue to grow. I will see you as we spend the next few days together.
Thank you to the following individuals and their organizations for helping make this conference possible!
Chair: Jeff Burton, Palmetto, CRA
Committee: Jane Adams-Waters, Haines City; Lynn Dehlinger, RMA, LLC; Michele Hylton-Terry, Fort Myers, CRA; Renée Jadusingh, Delray Beach, CRA; Dan Murphy, Groveland, CRA; Becky Parker, Ormand Main Street; Tamara Seguin, Riviera Beach, CRA