Thank You for Making Redevelopment Work

With the conclusion of the 2019 Legislative Session last week, we want to express our  appreciation  to FRA members for your excellent and diligent advocacy on behalf of Florida CRAs, especially for the last three years through our Redevelopment Works  campaign. 

CS/HB 9, a limited version of previous proposals, passed the Senate and House last week. You can review the bill here.

This bill increases accountability and transparency requirements for all Florida CRAs, without unduly limiting operations or planning. We will be sharing the complete analysis and impacts soon. 

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to FRA Executive Director Carol Westmoreland at cwestmoreland@flcities.com.
Jobs Around the State 

To search and browse all openings, click here .

Development Services Manager - 
City of Fort Walton Beach

The City of Fort Walton Beach is seeking a development services manager to  develop and maintain long-range growth management, land use, economic development, utility, housing, and transportation plans and codes to meet the City's needs or intergovernmental agreements or requirements.

To view the full opening,   click here.

CRA Coordinator - City of Alachua 

The City of Alachua is seeking a CRA coordinator responsible for  implementing initiatives of the CRA within the City. Work includes planning, marketing, graphic design and community outreach for the purpose of retaining and attracting businesses and creating a desirable destination for residents and visitors. Work is performed under the general direction of the Principal Planner.

To view the full opening,   click here.
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Senior Planner - City of New Port Richey

The City of New Port Richey is seeking a senior planner responsible for a variety of tasks associated with professional level planning work in conducting independent studies, completing planning projects, and regulating the growth and development of the City in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan and other statutes, ordinances, and regulations related to land use and community development.

To view the full opening,   click here.
Awards Application Now Available 


The FRA Awards is a statewide program that honors the  hard  work 
of individuals, communities and professionals striving to make our state a better place.
 
T his year, we have a variety of categories including special consideration to small projects and programs

This year's categories are: 

 
The 2019 Award winners will be announced during the  annual conference ceremony  at the Hilton in Downtown Tampa. The deadline to enter is June 17. 

To learn more about the 2019 FRA Awards or to submit an entry, click here. 
FCLF Announces Tax Credit with Boy & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, new Smith & Moore Family Teen Center
Florida Community Loan Fund recently announced closing on a New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Transaction with Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. 

The partnership provided $8.4 million in NMTC allocation for the new Smith & Moore Family Teen Center in Belle Glade. 

Belle Glade is one of the most impoverished communities in Florida, with high unemployment, gang and drug activity, and a violent crime rate. The Smith & Moore Center will reach 900 youth annually with academic enrichment programs, technology-based career training, nutrition classes and more.

To read more about this partnership and the FCLF, click here.
Show Your Support for Redevelopment By:

 
Submitting an entry for the 2019 FRA Awards! 

Awards program information as well as the entry form can be found here. 

Winners will be announced during the FRA Annual Conference in Tampa. 
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