Hurricane Recovery Efforts Continue

Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle nine months ago as the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the United States, and many communities are still struggling to recover. 

However, according to a statewide survey conducted by REBUILD 850, public support for those impacted is severely lacking. In the survey, almost half of respondents said they would do nothing to assist those affected by the storm, and almost 75 percent reported they would not consider donating money for relief efforts. 

"These panhandle residents need the support of our entire state," said Allan Bense, REBUILD 850 co-chair. "These communities are suffering. We're all Floridians, and we need to come together. We are urging all Floridians to lend a hand to our most vulnerable citizens."

The FRA is dedicated to assisting our members with recovery resources and in a recent webinar hosted by FEMA, we received various facts, resources and grant opportunities. 

We urge you to review these hurricane recovery resources and spread the word as many cities and counties are in need of support. 
Palm Shores CRA Ethics Complaint Dismissed 
 
Photo of Mayor Carol M. McCormack
The Florida Commission of Ethics found no
probable cause in a complaint filed against
Palm Shores Mayor Carol McCormack this
past  month.

The Commission's decision came after the
Mayor faced attacks by local politicians for
opposing legislation that would have given the  State more control over local government  matters. The Mayor also faced attacks due to  her unwavering support for local  redevelopment  efforts and Florida's 
community redevelopment agencies.

Following a thorough investigation, the Florida Commission of Ethics found that no probable cause for ethics violations or misuse of CRA funds existed and thus cleared Mayor McCormack of any wrongdoing. 

We are grateful for Mayor McCormack and the numerous other local and state leaders who are dedicated to redevelopment. It is because of such leadership we are able to transform our state and show that Redevelopment Works! 

To read the official press release,  click here.
Jobs Around the State 

To search and browse all openings, click here .

Grants Manager - City of Margate  

The City of Margate is looking to hire a grants manager. Responsibilities include developing, implementing and conducting the city's grant program, coordinating and tracking special projects and managing contracts. This position reports to the assistant city manager. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, or related field and three years of experience in grant-related work. 

To view the full opening,  click here

Senior Planner - Dade City  

Dade City is looking to hire a senior planner to oversee the planning and zoning functions of the city including the planning, implementation and update of the City's Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in urban/regional planning, or a related field and four years of experience in a recognized planning agency. 

To view the full opening,  click here.  
Annual Conference Information

Attendee registration for the  2019 FRA Annual Conference will be available next week! Don't miss out on the biggest  redevelopment
event of the year.  

Full registration covers all three days, including meals and functions. Other options such as the CRA boot camp, mobile tours and single-day access are also available. 

The 2019 FRA Annual Conference will be held October 16 - October 18 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown.

For more information about the conference,  click here.
The Latest RFPs and RFQs 

Search the latest RFPs and RFQs in the state of Florida, click here .

Dixie Highway Development - Lake Worth Beach RFP

The Lake Worth Beach CRA is seeking proposals from private developers for the development of several vacant lots located on Dixie Highway. The site encompasses 2.2 acres of cleared land. Proposals should be created for a mixed-use development that complements the existing landscape and other facilities in the district.  The CRA is interested in receiving proposals that provide the most transformative opportunity for the area. 

For more information,  click here.
Show Your Support for Redevelopment By:

 
Becoming a sponsor or exhibitor at the 2019 FRA Annual Conference in Downtown Tampa!

Annual conference information and sponsorship packages can be found  here. 

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