Explore Tampa - Home of the 2019 FRA Annual Conference 

Our visit to Tampa for the 2019 FRA Annual Conference marks an incredibly historic time for Florida redevelopment. With several designated  redevelopment areas throughout T ampa and the surrounding cities and counties, the region boast numerous, unique redevelopment projects. 

There will be something to take home for everyone and we can't wait to start announcing our plans for this year's conference! 

To help you prepare, we encourage you to take a look at the various links posted under "Program" on the official conference page. These resources include maps of the Tampa and Pinellas County CRAs as well as general information about the area. We can't wait to see you all in Tampa! 
Redevelopment Advocates Voice their Support for CRAs


In an op-ed recently featured in the Palm Beach Post, Boynton Beach CRA Executive Director Michael Simon shines light on proposals in the Florida Legislature that are threatening the future of local CRAs. 

He writes: 

"Proposals in the Florida Legislature, SB 1054 and HB 9, would enact limitations that will negatively impact the important
redevelopment  work performed and programs administered by these agencies. It is clear that redevelopment works and only exists to provide benefit to the community. In order to preserve these valuable agencies, it is crucial for Florida's citizens to reach out to lawmakers to  express your support for CRAs during this legislative session."

As Michael notes, we encourage FRA members and the public to reach out to Florida lawmakers and express the importance of protecting CRAs by voting no on SB 1054 and HB 9. 

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

To read Michael's op-ed, click here.
Academy Course Registration 
 
Academy course registration is now open for:
The FRA Redevelopment Academy is a unique educational program designed to promote knowledge and professionalism in the field of community redevelopment.  The courses are open to anyone interested in learning more about redevelopment practice in Florida and a graduation ceremony is held each year during the FRA Annual Conference.  

Remember, on-site registrations will not be accepted for any FRA Academy course. 

For the full schedule and to learn more about the FRA Redevelopment Academy, click here.
Two Cities Reborn Part Two: Omni CRA

"This area of Miami appears perfectly safe now, but it was not always like this. It used to be a high-crime part of the city where most people avoided even traveling through the area.

Check out this feature article on the Omni CRA and its work to alleviate slums and blight  by  utilizing public-private partnerships. 

To read part two of this series,  click here.
Reporting Guidelines 

Annual reporting deadlines are approaching! 

Community Redevelopment Agencies in Florida are required by state law to prepare five annual reports. For information and guidelines on each report as well as sample reports from fellow members, check out MyFRA's dedicated audits and reporting page.

 

MyFRA is a members-only network, full of similar resources, information and exclusive content.  If you are interested in joining MyFRA, click here.
Show Your Support for Redevelopment By:

 

Authoring an opinion editorial expressing the importance of CRAs. To show your support for Florida redevelopment and sign up to become an op-ed author, click here.


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