Friday - October 29, 2021

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Registration Desk Open
7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Galleria

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Light Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Salon C

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Legal Workshop: Ethics Laws for Redevelopment
(additional fee $50.00; pre-registration required)

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Salon A

This workshop is geared toward CRA attorneys and others who want to learn about ethics requirements specific to CRAs as well as general requirements for all governments. It will feature instructors who are members of the Florida Bar with a great deal of specific CRA legal ethics experience. They will break down basic ethics requirements for CRA practitioners, board members and volunteers who work with community redevelopment agencies in Florida. Topics will include general and ethics opinions, gift laws; conflict of interest law for CRAs; doing business with one’s agency; 1% statutory rule on conflicts of interest test; public records and social media lessons learned; and sunshine and financial disclosure for CRA board members and volunteers.

Moderator: Toni Shamplain, FRA-RA, Downtown CRA Manager, City of Panama City, CRA
Speakers: Clifford B. Shepard, Attorney at Law, General Counsel, Florida Redevelopment Association, Shepard, Smith, Kohlmyer & Hand, P.A.

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Legal Workshop: Legal Reporting Requirements for CRAs
(additional fee $50.00; pre-registration required)

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Salon B

This course is geared toward CRA attorneys and others who want to learn about new CRA reporting rules in CS/HB 9 passed by the Florida Legislature in 2019. We will share tips and best practices for compliance and discussion of the CRA reporting requirements under Chapters 163 Part III, Florida Statutes, (community redevelopment agencies) and Chapter 189, Florida Statutes (special districts). This course features CRA experts who have helped to develop reporting guidelines and counseled local governments on the same.

Moderator: Jeff Burton, Executive Director, City of Palmetto, CRA
Speakers: David Cruz, Esq., Deputy General Counsel & Legislative Counsel, Florida League of Cities, Inc.
Renée Jadusingh,
Esq., FRA-RA, Executive Director, Delay Beach CRA

DETAILS

Refreshment Break
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Grand Foyer

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Legal Workshop: “Hot” Legal Issues in Redevelopment
(additional fee $50.00; pre-registration required)

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Salon A

Join us as we hold an ad hoc redevelopment “hot legal topics” session. We will have our best CRA legal minds discuss their list of “need-to-know” opinions and legislation on topics impacting redevelopment and CRAS.

Speakers: Brenna Durden, Shareholder, Lewis, Longman and Walker, P.A.
Susan Grandin, Assistant General Counsel, City of Jacksonville

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Legal Workshop: CRA Legal Issues for Financial Audits
(additional fee $50.00; pre-registration required)

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Salon B

The law passed by the 2019 Legislature contains new provisions for CRA annual financial audits. This course is geared toward finance, audit and CRA staff who are involved with CRA audits. We will be covering the audit requirements, sharing tips and best practices for compliance and discussing CRAs, the auditor general
guidelines and audit engagement practices. Bring your knowledge and questions to this session to discuss how CRAs must comply from an auditing standpoint with Section 163.387(6) and (7), Florida Statutes, effective October 1, 2020.

Moderator: Amber Hughes, Executive Director, FRA
Speakers: Jeff Gerhard, CPA, CFE, Principal Engagement Manager, CS&L CPAs;
Carlos Lopez, CPA, Senior Audit Manager, CS&L CPAs

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Conference Adjourns
11:00 a.m.

SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY
OCTOBER 27, 2021

THURSDAY
OCTOBER 28, 2021

FRIDAY
OCTOBER 29, 2021