Join the Redevelopment Academy

Take advantage of the 2019 Redevelopment Academy! The Academy is a  highly recognized and  unique education program that is open to anyone interested in learning more about redevelopment practice in Florida. 

There are still several courses you can take before this year's graduation ceremony. See below the upcoming courses, registration deadlines and registration links. 

Housing as a Redevelopment Tool - May 3, Orlando 

Registration Deadline: 4/19


Planning Strategically for Redevelopment - May 31, Orlando 
Registration Deadline: 5/10

Redevelopment Program Management - June 7, Lauderdale Lakes
Registration Deadline: 5/24

Please note, to graduate you must complete the required courses prior to October 1. See the official FRA Redevelopment Academy page for more information. 
Redevelopment Works - If You Let It

Residents and community leaders across Florida are voicing their concerns about proposed legislation that would place a wide range of restrictions on community redevelopment agencies (CRAs). 

In a recent  letter to the editor featured in the Tampa Bay Times , CRA advocate Philip Garrett discusses the funding process and economic impact of CRAs:

"CRAs exist to serve their communities in a transparent way using a process called tax-increment financing, eliminating the need to use any state or federal dollars. Their work is critical to bringing economic vitality and jobs to our areas, and without them, communities will suffer. We know that redevelopment works, and it's time to call on lawmakers to protect our CRAs to ensure continued progress."

We encourage FRA members and the public to read and understand the proposed legislation. You can check out the Senate bill (CS/SB 1054)  here and the House bill (CS/HB 9)  here.

For messaging points and sample letters, visit our  Redevelopment Works page.

To read Philip's letter to the editor, click here.
Jobs Around the State 

To search and browse all openings,  click here.

Chief Planner - City of Coral Springs

The City of Coral Springs is seeking a chief planner to perform professional, technical, administrative and supervisory work involving all phases of urban planning and the promotion and implementation of sound planning principles and programs, performed under the administrative direction of the Assistant Director of Development Services.

To view the full opening,   click here.

Senior Planner - City of Coral Springs 

The City of Coral Springs is seeking a senior planner to perform working involving organizing and coordinating the advanced and more complex studies, analyzing research data and preparing written summary reports, under the guidance of the Chief Planner or the Assistant Director of Development Services.

To view the full opening, click here.
Annual Conference Tour Opportunities

The Tampa Bay area boast many great redevelopment projects, making it an ideal location for this year's FRA Annual Conference. 

During the conference, guided tours, mobile tours as well as mobile sessions featuring various redevelopment sites around the city will be available to attendees.

Attention sponsors!  This year, you have the opportunity to feature your company during a tour.  To become a tour sponsor, sign up for the Tour Participation Sponsor category here.

Please contact Carol Westmoreland for questions or details regarding this opportunity. 

For more information about the conference, visit the 2019 Annual Conference page .
The Latest RFPs and RFQs 

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

Economic Development Strategic Plan - Hallandale Beach CRA

The  City of Hallandale Beach CRA is seekin
proposals  from experienced and qualified parties to contract for consulting services to conduct a process to create and economic development strategic plan. 

The completed plan will provide a "road map" as to where to allocate economic development resources and how to generate local business expansion and new business attraction.

To view the full opening,   click here.
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