Are You Annual Conference Ready?  

We are less than a month away from the  2019 FRA Annual Conference in Tampa!

Are you ready? Don't miss out on three days (October 16-18) of redevelopment education, networking and more.

See the steps below to get ready for this year's conference.
  • Register! You still have time to register online via check or credit card. To view the registration details, click here. 
  • Reserve your room and make any needed travel arrangements. 
The Village of Palm Springs Approves CRA

Congratulations to the Village of Palm Springs for recently approving the creation of a CRA!

The Village Council is eager to get started on improving their utilities, expand economic growth, enhance public safety and increase workforce housing within the district. The CRA allows the Village to keep property tax dollars that would ordinarily go to the county and use them for safety improvement projects within the community.

The Village of Palm Springs first plans to improve the lighting, signage and crosswalks along Lake Worth Road.

The FRA wishes the Village of Palm Springs CRA all the best on their upcoming redevelopment efforts.  For more information about the creation of this CRA, click here .
Annual Conference  Speaker Spotlight:
April Atkins, ACIP

We are thrilled to welcome April Atkins as a part of our speaker lineup for this year's annual conference! 

April is a Community Affairs Specialist for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) covering the North and Central Florida markets.  She is responsible for educating community reinvestment opportunities to financial institution representatives and different community-based organizations to promote economic development in low wealth communities. 

April has served in various urban planning, community and government affairs roles within the Office of the CEO of DeKalb County, Ga, the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and more.

For more information on April and other 2019 FRA Annual Conference speakers, visit here .

The 2019 FRA Annual Conference will be held from Wednesday, October 16 to Friday, October 18 at the Hilton in Downtown Tampa. 
Submit Requests and Opening s

Did you know? One widely used FRA resource is the ability to post  job openings   and  RFQ/RFP's  on the FRA website. 

With so many projects going on around the state, it is important for your openings and requests to be publicized. 

Once you have your request documents or job descriptions finalized, just email them and any relevant URLs to  Carol Westmoreland

We will then place your opening on the FRA website for 90 days as well as feature it in the weekly eNewsletter. 
Show Your Support for Redevelopment By:

Registering for the 2019 FRA Annual Conference in Downtown Tampa!

Annual conference registration, information and hotel rates can be found  here. 

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