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.


Toni Shamplain

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



FRA 2020-2021 Board of Directors


Toni Shamplain
Downtown North CRA Manager, City of Panama City, CRA


Gail Hamilton
CRA Director, City of Zephyrhills, CRA


Jeff Burton
Executive Director, City of Palmetto, CRA


Ken Thomas
Director, Housing & Redevelopment, City of Leesburg


Peter Altman
Commissioner, City of New Port Richey

Daniel Henkel
Mayor, City of Niceville

Hazelle Roger
Mayor, City of Lauderdale Lakes


Lynn Dehlinger
Senior Economic Development Manager, RMA, LLC

Kyle Dudgeon, FRA-RA
CRA Manager, City of Winter Park          

Bob Ironsmith
CRA Director, City of Dunedin

Renée Jadusingh, FRA-RA
Executive Director, City of Delray Beach, CRA 

Evan Johnson
Business Development Manager, Pinellas County

John Jones
Project Manager, S&ME

Elizee Michel, AICP, FRA-RA
Executive Director, Westgate Belvedere Homes CRA

Jessica Newman
CRA Director/Main Street Director, Wauchula CRA/Main Street

Adam Rossmell
Project Manager, Burkhardt Construction, Inc.

Michele Hylton-Terry
Executive Director, City of Fort Myers, CRA

Brenda Thrower, FRA-RA
Economic Development Specialist, City of Tampa


Clifford B. Shepard
Shepard, Smith, & Cassady, P.A.

FRA Past Presidents

1977    William S. Turnbull

1980    Marilyn Larson

1981    W. Thomas Mills, Jr.

1982    Roy F. Kenzie

1983    R. Lee Menzies

1984    Thomas R. Kohler

1985    John F. Habgood

1986    William Farkas

1987    Lance S. Clarke

1988    Peter Andolina

1989    Gerald S. Langston, Jr.

1991    Joyce Sellen

1992    Gail Collins

1993    Andy Ham

1994    Julie Scofield

1995    Ronali Wood

1996    Gary Wohlforth

1997    Jennifer Fleming

1998    Suzanne Kuehn

1999    Paul Thorpe

2001    Dennis Russ

2002    Chris Brown

2004    Terrell N. Fritz

2005    Gail Hamilton

2006    Jeffrey L. Oris

2007    Kim Briesemeister

2008    J. Gary Rogers

2009    Rochelle Lawandales

2010    Kurt Easton

2011    Marc Mondell

2012    Steven G. Lindorff

2013    Jeremy Earle

2014    Gus Gianikas

2015    Diane Colonna

2016    Michael Parker

2017   Brenna Durden

2018   Gail Hamilton

2019   Toni Shamplain

2020   Toni Shamplain