We are thrilled to announce Kim Lear and Michael Sittig as keynote speakers for this year's annual conference! With diverse backgrounds and a wide range of expertise, this year's speakers will bring an immense amount of knowledge to conference attendees. 

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.

Michael 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. 

Set for October 27 – 29, the 2021 FRA Annual Conference will be held at the brand new Luminary Hotel & Co., Autograph Collection in the Fort Myers River District. 

The tentative schedule for this year's conference as well as information on our speakers can be found here.

Additional conference information including registration is on the official annual conference page.
Project Manager - Martin County CRA

The Martin County CRA is seeking a project manager responsible for the management of specific community development projects, programs and grants.

The candidate will also provide technical and professional work in the coordination, management and review of various activities of consultants, contractors, state permitting agencies and other county departments.

The Redevelopment Academy course "CRA 101" will be offered during the 2021 Annual Conference!

This course covers all things CRAs. Topics include defining redevelopment and community redevelopment agencies, redevelopment plans, reporting requirements, rules of engagement, reviewing FS, learning leadership tools, best practices and more.

The course will be held on October 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a required course for the Academy and its graduates.

You must register prior to the conference so we have time to provide students with study materials.

The MyFRA forum facilitates engaging conversations for members seeking assistance from other professionals.

Here are the latest topics and questions:

Our city leadership is interested in looking at RFPs and agreements that allow a CRA to maintain ownership of a property, but partner for construction and leasing. Does anyone have any good references? Did the partnership include parking garages? pro formas? leasing or development agreements?

I’m looking for examples of thresholds or criteria for performance-based incentives for large redevelopment projects, $50 million+.

Join the conversation today! Click here to access the MyFRA member forum.

If you are a new member, need login credentials or would like to become a member, click here.
Registering for the 2021 FRA Annual Conference!

We have the registration links and tentative program up on the official conference website.

The full conference registration fee is $395 for members and $495 for non-members. 

We look forward to seeing everyone in person and are following all protocols to keep our attendees, exhibitors and staff safe. Please be patient as we continue to plan and prepare for one of our biggest conferences yet.

For information and updates on the annual conference, click here.
August 26, 2021

Thank you for supporting Florida redevelopment!
Have questions or news worth sharing? Email Amber Hughes at ahughes@flcities.com