REDEVELOPMENT WORKS - 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Mark your calendars! The 2020 FRA Annual Conference is set for October 14-16, in Ponte Vedra Beach. We are busy working on this year's program and have some exciting speakers and events planned.

Last year, exhibit booths sold out quick. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or an exhibitor for the 2020 conference, click here . With last year's event being such a huge hit, this year's conference is expected to gather hundreds of redevelopment professionals throughout the state.

We look forward to seeing everyone this fall! For more conference details such as room rates and area information, click here .
CRA STAFFING STATISTICS
FRA recently added a new section to MyFRA   allowing members to research what other CRAs are doing regarding salaries and staffing levels, but we need your help! 

Fill out the short and secure  online form  and we will compile the responses into a single report.

The report will be available  only through MyFRA,  FRA's member-only site.

Please note, the information we are collecting is public record however, our members often appreciate these reports as an FRA member service.

To fill out the survey,  click here .
AWARD SPOTLIGHT:
LAKE WORTH CRA
Congratulations to the Lake Worth CRA for receiving the 2019 Outstanding Housing Project Award for West Village Art Lofts.

West Village is a distinctive housing development in the arts and design district of Lake Worth Beach. Neighborhood Renaissance, a non-profit community-based organization, constructed the live/work, artist housing project with financial assistance and land from the Lake Worth Beach CRA.

The development also includes 2,000 square feet of commercial space that helps activate the street and provide opportunities for local artists to open a small business.

To learn more about these efforts and other award-winning projects,  click here .
JOBS AROUND THE STATE
To view all job listings, click here .
 
CRA/Economic Development Specialist - City of Winter Park

The City of Winter Park is seeking a CRA/economic development specialist requiring administrative and analytical skills such as researching projects, developing program materials, transcription, conducting written and physical surveys and project management.

For more information on this position, click here .

Capital Projects Coordinator - City of Miami Gardens

The City of Miami Gardens is seeking a projects coordinator to help project managers and senior project managers plan, design and construct various projects.

For more information on this position, click here .
WEEKLY MEMBER QUESTION
"Are all CRAs required to produce an annual report by March 31?"

YES – but it is hidden in a section of the statute that is entitled “creation of a community redevelopment agency" 163.356(3)(c).

For information on CRA reporting and the updated requirements, click here .

Please note: MyFRA is a members-only network, full of resources, information and exclusive content. If you are interested in joining MyFRA, click here .
BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:
ELIZEE MICHEL
The FRA would like to highlight one of our board members, Elizee Michel!

Elizee is the executive director of the Westgate CRA and has over 15 years of experience in redevelopment.

His goal is to create a sense of identit y for his community through job opportunities, events and more. We are grateful to have Elizee on our board to help us revive communities throughout Florida.

To view a full list of FRA board of directors, click here
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR REDEVELOPMENT BY:

The Affordable Housing in CRAs Webinar is set for Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10 a.m. EDT.

Take this opportunity to learn about programs and planning strategies as well as grant monies being utilized in Broward County to help address the need for affordable/workforce housing in local CRAs!
FRA RESOURCES
February 27, 2020

Thank you for supporting Florida redevelopment!
Have questions or news worth sharing? Email Carol Westmoreland at  cwestmoreland@flcities.com