The 2021 FRA Annual Conference is quickly approaching! Register now so you won't miss out on the largest redevelopment event of the year.

Set for October 27 – 29, this year’s conference will be held at the brand new Luminary Hotel & Co., Autograph Collection in the Fort Myers River District. 

During the conference, attendees will experience several exciting tours and events as well as hear incredible insights from a diverse set of speakers. Learn more about our tentative schedule here.

Registration for the conference can be completed online or through the official registration packet.

We encourage you to make your conference arrangements as quickly as possible. Many people have already registered and made hotel reservations so seats and the hotel’s remaining inventory are limited. 
The FRA Continuing Education Program requirements begin on October 1.

We have created this program for Academy participants to continue engaging with relevant education programs in order to maintain various professional designations from the Redevelopment Academy.

With this program, to maintain your FRA-RA or FRA-RP designation, you must complete 36 continuing education (CE) credit hours within a three-year period.

If you do not obtain the required continuing education units required every three years, the status of your designation will be changed from “active” to “inactive” in the FRA records.

For more information, read about the program here.
City of Daytona Beach
Economic and Redevelopment Director

The City of Daytona Beach is seeking an economic and redevelopment director responsible for leading the economic, neighborhood/community development and redevelopment for the city by implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs and administering all applicable incentives and grants.

Delray Beach CRA
Community Liaison and Program Assistant

The Delray Beach CRA is seeking to hire both a community liaison and program assistant.

The community liaison is a clerical position of an administrative nature requiring detailed understanding and knowledge of CRA funding programs and policies. 

The program assistant will perform a broad range of administrative support and customer service duties to the CRA including, but not limited to, providing assistance to CRA programs such as the Arts Warehouse, GreenMarket, or other programs as assigned. 

The Black History Society has officially kicked off a capital campaign to raise $22 million for a Black Culture Center at Clemente Park in Dunbar.

As part of the City of Fort Myers’ comprehensive plan for the park, residents have expressed the need for the construction of a Black Cultural Center in the urban green space available.

“We envision this as a state-of-the-art cultural center, that will be a place for both blacks and non-blacks to come and experience and learn about African American history, art and culture. By bringing awareness to our African American culture, we hope to build a stronger community and a better relationship with others,” said Teresa Watkins Brown, Fort Myers City Councilmember, Ward 1.

The project kicked off their campaign with Watkins Brown, a Fort Myers City Councilmember, donating $25,000.

For more information, read the article here.
Registering for the 2021 FRA Annual Conference!

We have the registration links and tentative program up on the official conference website.

The full conference registration fee is $395 for members and $495 for non-members. 

We look forward to seeing everyone in person and are following all protocols to keep our attendees, exhibitors and staff safe. Please be patient as we continue to plan and prepare for one of our biggest conferences yet.

For information and updates on the annual conference, click here.
September 16, 2021

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