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November 9, 2023

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Here's a HUGE FRA thank you to the Board and Staff of the Florida Redevelopment Association who made the 2023 Annual Conference absolutely amazing! Thank you for all you do and we'll see you in 2024 in Tampa. #RedevelopmentWorks

Your Florida Redevelopment Association Board of Directors!

Read about the FRA Awards

The 2023 Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) Awards witnessed a

remarkable moment of recognition as Ronni Wood, a seasoned and dedicated professional in the field of downtown redevelopment, was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more here.

FRA Member News

NEW! Crestview in Florida’s Emerald Coast Named One of the Best Historic Districts

Crestview, in Okaloosa County, has a revitalized historic district monitored by the Community Redevelopment Association to ensure it retains its small-town charm and vibrancy. The historic town received its name because it sits on a peak that overlooks the Yellow and Shoal Rivers. It was once called the “icebox” of Florida because it boasts the coldest winter temperatures in Florida.

Designated as one of Florida’s Main Street Cities, the town was incorporated in 1916 and still holds to its original small-town culture. Crestview has quaint homes, churches, and the CSX railway that runs parallel to the Old Spanish Trail, which includes its own rich history. The Okaloosa Memorial Wall, erected in 2003 as a tribute to fallen military men and women, is next to the courthouse along the historic route.

Read more here

NEW! City of New Smyrna Beach CRA Grants Help Fund Improvements at Perrine’s Produce

The city of New Smyrna Beach is celebrating new improvements to local businesses as part of its Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) grants.

The purpose of the U.S. 1 CRA is to act as a tool for the city to stimulate economic recovery and to improve local conditions by reinvestment in the community. Community members celebrated improvements at the local store, Perrine’s Produce, that include a new façade and parking lot renovations.

Read more here

NEW! Riviera Beach Launches Clean and Safe Initiative to Revitalize Houses in Troubled Neighborhoods

Riviera Beach has launched the “Clean and Safe Initiative” to tackle long-standing issues in neighborhoods.

This effort, approved by city leaders last month, aims to combat problems like illegal activities, homelessness, and city beautification within the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency District.

One target of this initiative is a house on West 15th Street, which has been a persistent concern for both the community and law enforcement.

Read more here

IGS 2023: Orlando, the Home of XR Innovation

What a way to kick off Immerse Global Summit (IGS) 2023! This year is more significant than ever thanks to deep event partnerships, which boost IGS 2023 by showcasing local innovative technology talents from Orlando, Florida, while also bringing together some of the best international minds and companies in the AR/VR/MR space.  

For 2023, IGS is collaborating with Metacenter Global Week and Synapse to create a heightened event that presents more opportunities for its speakers, attendees, and exhibitors to meet face-to-face and drive tomorrow’s technology today.  

Read more here

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RFPs and RFQs

Real Estate Brokers/Firms for Niceville’s Historic Old Town Business Redevelopment Area

The Niceville Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is requesting statements of interest from qualified commercial real estate brokers/firms to assist the CRA in identifying and siting targeted businesses in Niceville’s Historic Old Town Business Redevelopment Area.

Statements of interest will be accepted by the Niceville CRA Director prior to close of business on November 10, 2023

Read more here


Director, Community and Economic Development – City of Oakland Park

Salary: $141,871.15 – $174,610.64/yr

Posting#: 001-2024

Manage and supervises activities related to redevelopment and revitalization functions of the City, including CRA, business development, commercial development, business retention programs, workforce development, redevelopment, economic development and related state and federal programs. Position performs related professional, administrative, and supervisory work as required and reports to the City Manager.

Read more here

Communication & Public Outreach Specialist – CRA: City of Bartow

Salary: $54,419.04 – $76,893.44

Apply: 10/20/2023 to Closing Date – 11/17/2023

This position is responsible for creating and leading the City’s communications/public relations projects. This role will work collaboratively with administration from all city departments to promote their goals and messages that align with the CRA’s message and images. This person will play a pivotal role in executing and refining the CRA’s credibility by ensuring consistency in voice and brand. This position is responsible for planning, developing, and managing the City’s communications: grant support, overseeing online engagement, as well as printed publications: creating and leading community outreach programs.

Read more here

Public Works Director – City of Dade City



SALARY: $70,688.32 – $106,032.48

This position is responsible for the administration, direction, and supervision of all Public Works Department activities and employees including streets and right-of way maintenance, parks maintenance, grounds and building maintenance, fleet maintenance and stormwater maintenance. Responsible for technical and administrative operations of public works in accordance with municipal policies, rules and regulations. Supervises personnel in above areas.

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Administrative Coordinator Neighborhood Services & CRA – City of St. Augustine

Salary: $45,644.02 Annually

The Administrative Coordinator performs technical and administrative work involving functions and efforts related to projects, programs, and grants relative to the Community Redevelopment Agency, Areas, and Neighborhood Services Division. Work includes pre-award planning, organization, and preparation and the post award administration of various grants. This position assists in organizing public engagement efforts, attending public meetings, and completes CRA website updates and maintenance. Position requires considerable independent judgement. Work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Neighborhood Services and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Manager.

Read more here

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