2019 Annual Conference Speaker Updates

Have you seen the latest lineup of speakers for the 2019 FRA Annual Conference?

From finance experts and disaster recovery  specialists to keynotes and breakout sessions, this year has one of the most diverse set of speakers and topics in FRA annual conference history. 
For details on the conference and our featured speakers, click here.

The 2019 FRA Annual Conference will be held from Wednesday, October 16 to Friday, October 18 at the Hilton in Downtown Tampa. 
The Latest RFPs and RFQs

To search and browse all openings,  click here.

Design & Engineering Services for Hollice T. Williams Stormwater Park - Escambia County

Escambia County and the City of Pensacola requests Letters of Interest from qualified firms for design and engineering services for the Hollice T. Williams Stormwater Park. Funding for design and permitting has been secured through the Escambia County RESTORE Direct Component allocation.

This project shall consist of stormwater treatment facilities that assist in area flooding abatement and provide additional treatment for the surrounding diverse neighborhoods. 

To view the full request, click here.
New Questions on the MyFRA Member Forum

Take advantage of MyFRA's Member Forum by asking  other FRA  members  for sample policies, best practices, practical tips/do's and don'ts  and more! 

See below the latest questions and don't forget to  post your answers today!

  • Does your CRA have an advisory committee or group?

  • Is there the option of having the municipality adopt a "CRA Section or Sub-Section" within their Procurement Policy as of October 1, 2019, thereby meeting the standard of HB9? If not an entire CRA Section, portions that provide for procurement circumstances not undertaken by the municipality? 
  • What is the termination deadline for our CRA, per the recently passed CS/HB 9 by the 2019 legislature?
  • We currently have a Fa├žade Grant Program and are looking into the possibility of adding a needs-based component to it. Does anyone have a needs-based grant to businesses?
How to  Advertise Your Job Openings

As a free service to members, FRA offers you the opportunity to  advertise a position on the FRA website. 

All positions will be posted on the site open to the public for 90 days, and  then archived for FRA members.

For more information and to search the latest job opportunities in the state of Florida,  click here.

If you are interested in posting your job to the FRA site, just send an abbreviated version of the listing and how to apply via email to Jan Piland at jpiland@fl.cities.com.
Annual Conference Scam Reminder

FRA staff, members and those interested in the annual conference have received  several scam calls and emails  regarding hotel reservations and rates.

The scammers have asked for conference information, hotel details and contact information, so you can sign-up for a "special rate." Please do not give them any of this information. 

If you are contacted by anyone other than a FRA representative regarding hotel reservations for the conference (via phone OR email),  please disregard the contact as it will be a scam.
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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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