Featured Speakers
Mike-Sittig

MIKE SITTIG

Executive Director Emeritus, Florida League of Cities

Mike Sittig began his employment with the Florida League of Cities in 1970. He grew in knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the League’s issues and in his respect of the membership’s commitment to Home Rule and further grew
into one of the League’s most valiant advocates.

Kim-Lear

KIM LEAR

Founder and Content Director of Inlay Insights

Kim Lear is a writer and researcher who explores how emerging trends impact our workforce and marketplace. As the founder and content director of Inlay Insights, Kim uncovers cultural shifts that revolutionize how organizations engage employees and consumers. She uses a mix of data, storytelling, humor, and actionable takeaways to discuss trends that most impact organizations’ bottom line.

SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

Jeff Burton

Executive Director, City of Palmetto,
Community Redevelopment Agency

CRA Board Training Course
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Environmental Justice and Social Equity through Brownfields Redevelopment
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Funding CRA Projects – Economic ROI
Thursday, October 28, 2021
9:15a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Annual Reporting Template Update and Best Practices
Thursday, October 28, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Legal Workshop: Legal Reporting Requirements for CRAs
Friday, October 29, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Berk Edwards, Esq.

CRA Attorney
Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency, Edwards Mediation & General Counsel Services

CRA Board Training Course
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fred Burson

CRA Board Chairman, City of Fort Myers

Welcome and Opening Keynote Address
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Kevin Anderson

Mayor, City of Fort Myers

Welcome and Opening Keynote Address
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Amber Hughes

Executive Director, FRA
Senior Legislative Advocate, Florida League of Cities

What to Expect this Session: Legislative Preview
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Legal Workshop: CRA Legal Issues for Financial Audits
Friday, October 29, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Ryan Matthews, Esq.

Partner, Peebles, Smith & Matthews

What to Expect this Session: Legislative Preview
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Jim M. Corbett, CAPP

Director of Studies, Walker Consultants

Considerations for Paid and Unpaid Curbside Parking
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Mark Lyons

Parking Manager, City of Sarasota

Considerations for Paid and Unpaid Curbside Parking
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Mark Lyons

Parking Manager, City of Sarasota

Considerations for Paid and Unpaid Curbside Parking
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Tom Szubka

Senior Consultant, Walker Consultants

Considerations for Paid and Unpaid Curbside Parking
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Christine Tenney

CFO, City of Fort Myers

Considerations for Paid and Unpaid Curbside Parking
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Nancy Walker

President, Walker Brands

Transforming Communities and Adding Value Through Placemaking
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Leonard Burke

Managing Partner, Cornerstone Strategic Partners

Transforming Communities and Adding Value Through Placemaking
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Felix Deloatch

Senior Director of Florida Operations, Torti Gallas + Partners

Transforming Communities and Adding Value Through Placemaking
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Michael Rollison

Director of Retail + Placemaking, Torti Gallas + Partners

Transforming Communities and Adding Value Through Placemaking
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Krystal (Pree) Hepburn, Ph.D.

Environmental Scientist / Consultant

Environmental Justice and Social Equity through Brownfields Redevelopment
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Miles Ballogg

Senior Principal, Brownfields Practice Leader, Cardno

Environmental Justice and Social Equity through Brownfields Redevelopment
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Brownfields Speed Dating
Thursday, October 28, 2021
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Charles Ray

VP Government Initiatives and Brownfields, PPM Consultants, Inc.

Environmental Justice and Social Equity through Brownfields Redevelopment
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Michelle Hylton-Terry, FRA-RA

Executive Director, Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency

Unscrambling MLEINTIMPEANOT … IMPLEMENTATION
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Unanswered Questions Make Incentive Plans Look Suspicious
Thursday, October 28, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Claudia McKenna, Esq.

CRA Attorney Community Redevelopment Legal Services

Unscrambling MLEINTIMPEANOT … IMPLEMENTATION
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Sharon McCormick

Director of Business Attraction & Marketing, RMA

Unscrambling MLEINTIMPEANOT … IMPLEMENTATION
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Brenda Thrower

Economic Development Specialist, City of Tampa, Ybor City Development

Partnering with Banks for Redevelopment
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

April Atkins, AICP

Community Affairs Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Partnering with Banks for Redevelopment
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Lisa Mifflin, CRCM

District Community Affairs Officer, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, FIC

Partnering with Banks for Redevelopment
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

John Jones, AICP, FRA-RP

Project Manager, S&ME

Unanswered Questions Make Incentive Plans Look Suspicious
Thursday, October 28, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Ken Thomas

Director, Housing & Redevelopment, City of Leesburg

Affordable Housing Challenges and Solutions
Thursday, October 28, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Christine Tibbs

Assistant Director, Delray Beach CRA

Affordable Housing Challenges and Solutions
Thursday, October 28, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Renée Jadusingh, Esq., FRA-RA

Executive Director, Delay Beach CRA

Giving Your CRA a Voice
Thursday, October 28, 2021
9:15a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Legal Workshop: Legal Reporting Requirements for CRAs
Friday, October 29, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Evan Johnson, AICP

Planning Division Manager, Housing and Community Development Dept., Pinellas County Government

Funding CRA Projects – Economic ROI
Thursday, October 28, 2021
9:15a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Peter Altman

City Councilman, City of New Port Richey

Funding CRA Projects – Economic ROI
Thursday, October 28, 2021
9:15a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Jon Kessler

Director of Investment Banking, FMS Bonds, Inc.

Funding CRA Projects – Economic ROI
Thursday, October 28, 2021
9:15a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Grace Gdaniec

CRA Manager, Delray Beach CRA

Giving Your CRA a Voice
Thursday, October 28, 2021
9:15a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Ann Marie Sorrell

President and CEO, The Mosaic Group

Giving Your CRA a Voice
Thursday, October 28, 2021
9:15a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Natalie S. Dunham

Advertising and Promotions Manager, Fort Myers CRA

Giving Your CRA a Voice
Thursday, October 28, 2021
9:15a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Kimberly Glas-Castro

Assistant Village Manager, Village of Palm Springs

Using Fiscal and Economic Analysis to Make Your Case
Thursday, October 28, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Carson Bise

President, TischlerBise, Inc.

Using Fiscal and Economic Analysis to Make Your Case
Thursday, October 28, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Kim Delaney, Ph.D.

Director of Strategic Development & Policy, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council

Using Fiscal and Economic Analysis to Make Your Case
Thursday, October 28, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Zachary Schwartz

Senior GIS Analyst, City of Palmetto

Annual Reporting Template Update and Best Practices
Thursday, October 28, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Roxanne Amoroso

Principal, Mosaic Development

Brownfields Speed Dating
Thursday, October 28, 2021
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Ed Johnson

Former CRA Director, East Tampa CRA

Brownfields Speed Dating
Thursday, October 28, 2021
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Jason Lichtstein

Partner, Akerman Law Firm

Brownfields Speed Dating
Thursday, October 28, 2021
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Nadia G. Locke, P.E.

Esciences, Inc.

Brownfields Speed Dating
Thursday, October 28, 2021
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Marc Mariano

Partner, Mosaic Development

Brownfields Speed Dating
Thursday, October 28, 2021
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Paul Rutledge

Senior Vice President, JLL

Innovations and Healthy Mixed-Use Opportunities
Thursday, October 28, 2021
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Lynn Dehlinger

Director of Economic Development, RMA

Innovations and Healthy Mixed-Use Opportunities
Thursday, October 28, 2021
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Brian R. Prince, J.D.

Principal/Vice President of Development, Flaherty Collins

Innovations and Healthy Mixed-Use Opportunities
Thursday, October 28, 2021
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Toni Shamplain, FRA-RA

Downtown CRA Manager, City of Panama City, CRA

Legal Workshop: Ethics Laws for Redevelopment
Friday, October 29, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Clifford B. Shepard

Attorney at Law, General Counsel, Florida Redevelopment Association, Shepard, Smith, Kohlmyer & Hand, P.A.

Legal Workshop: Ethics Laws for Redevelopment
Friday, October 29, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

David Cruz, Esq.

Deputy General Counsel & Legislative Counsel, Florida League of Cities, Inc.

Legal Workshop: Legal Reporting Requirements for CRAs
Friday, October 29, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Brenna Durden

Shareholder, Lewis, Longman and Walker, P.A.

Legal Workshop: “Hot” Legal Issues in Redevelopment
Friday, October 29, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Susan Grandin

Assistant General Counsel, City of Jacksonville

Legal Workshop: “Hot” Legal Issues in Redevelopment
Friday, October 29, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Jeff Gerhard, CPA, CFE

Principal Engagement Manager, CS&L CPAs

Legal Workshop: CRA Legal Issues for Financial Audits
Friday, October 29, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Carlos Lopez, CPA

Senior Audit Manager, CS&L CPAs

Legal Workshop: CRA Legal Issues for Financial Audits
Friday, October 29, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.