New Course Series Added to the Academy! 

A new course series - Infrastructure I:Beyond Ground and Infrastructure II:Underground - has been added to the 2019 FRA Academy schedule! 

This two-part course series will highlight the importance maintainable infrastructure has on your community and the appropriate practices to ensure fundamental facilities are sustainable above and below ground.  

Participation is open to anyone with a passion for the redevelopment practice in Florida. 

For more information and for the full course schedule, click here.
Lakeland CRA Unveils  Art Murals

Photo By: Ernst Peters/The Ledger
This summer, the Lakeland CRA commissioned and approved the creation of three murals in Downtown Lakeland!

The first mural was unveiled on November 20, and is set to be the largest. It features a colorful spray-painted face of a four-eyed women peering down at the visitors of Florida Ave. The vibrant mural placed in the heart of Downtown Lakeland, brings a great contrast to the busy downtown area. The mural was painted by artist Gabriela Jaxon and reaches 34 feet up the side of the Thom Downs' Antiques building at 235 N. Florida Ave. 
All three murals are set to be completed by the end of January 2019 and are a part of the CRA's cultural enhancements. 
To learn more about this project, click here
FRA Awards Spotlight: Hillsborough County Economic Development Department

The Hillsborough County Economic Development Department won the  2018 Creative Organization Development and Funding
Award  for Hillsborough County's Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program! 

The Hillsborough County's Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program's  purpose is to promote  historic   preservation , heritage tourism, and related economic development and redevelopment within incorporated and unincorporated  Hillsborough  County. Since its inception, the program has committed to 92 projects planned, underway or completed.  Hillsborough County's Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program increases the county's ability to compete with other areas of the state for tourism dollars by improving the appearance of the community and revitalization of vacant or underused properties. 
Congratulations, Hillsborough County Economic Development Department and keep up the good work! 

To read more about this project as well as all of the award winners, 
Jobs Around the State
To search and  browse all openings,  click here .

Housing Liaison-Palm  Beach County

The incumbent will be responsible for the intake, processing, underwriting and closing of homebuyer and development funding requests.  The position supports the efforts of providing affordable and workforce housing, which includes permanent housing, as well as supportive and transitional housing throughout Palm Beach County.

T he agency hopes to continue its mission by  taking a leadership role in developing and presenting sound policy alternatives to the Board of County Commissioners.  

To view the full opening, click here.
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Discovering the 2019 Annual Conference! The conference is set for Oct. 16-18, in Tampa. 

View the official conference page
and start planning today!
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