Friday - October 27, 2023


Registration Desk Open
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Masters Registration Desk


Breakfast with the Experts  (light continental breakfast)
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Masters D

Enjoy a light continental breakfast at this flexible networking session.  Breakout groups will focus on redevelopment hot topics such as alternative construction delivery methods, updating your CRA plans, affordable housing, and more.  Also, learn more about the FRA Academy program, and hear from the FRA Award winners.   

This is a great opportunity to network, share success stories and learn from your peers.


Building Resilience in Historic and Older Communities
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Masters E

Many of Florida’s communities with redevelopment areas include older and historic buildings in residential or

commercial districts that contend with seasonal storms and more intense wind and flood events. Mitigating these threats is a part of resiliency initiatives occurring across the country. Florida communities have an opportunity to incorporate strategies that help to retain the community’s unique sense of place to support the residents and attract business and tourism industries. This year, the Florida Department of State published a series of guidance documents with Preservation Design Partnership to help local agencies and property owners understand technical issues related to floodplain management as well as practical strategies to reduce storm effects on historic buildings and communities. This session will engage attendees with an outline of these policies and strategies and encourage audience participation to share resources and success stories.

Moderator: Beneshea Frazier, FRA-RA, Program Manager, Economic Development, Central Florida Regional Planning Council

Speaker: Jenny Wolfe, AICP, Preservation Planning Specialist, Preservation Design Partnership, LLC


Hot Legal Topics in Redevelopment
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Masters ABC

Join us as we hold a session on hot legal topics regarding redevelopment. We will have our best CRA legal minds discuss implicit bias in procurement, 2019 changes to Florida Statute Chapter 163, Part III,  Live Local Act, and legislation on topics impacting redevelopment and CRAs.

Moderator: Brenda ThrowerMPA, MURP, FRA-RA, Ybor City Development Manager, City of Tampa, CRA

Speakers: Renee Jadusingh, Executive Director, Delray Beach Community Redevelopment; Y. Lisa Colon, Partner, Saul Ewing;,  Clifford B. Shepard, General Counsel, FRA, and President/Managing Shareholder, Shepard, Smith, Kohlmyer & Hand, P.A.


Conference Adjourns
11:30 a.m.


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