Our Speaker Series is underway and it is not too late to register!

Join us today at 2 p.m. to hear from Amber Hughes and Gerald Hendry as they give an inside look at property taxes and discuss the forecast for future revenues. This is a hot topic amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, so be sure to tune in to hear why it is so important and what you can do to prepare. Register for this session and read more details here.

The Speaker Series schedule includes:

October 29 - The Future of Property Taxes
November 4 - Lobbying in Times of a Pandemic and Beyond
November 6 - Keynote with Rebecca Ryan
November 19 - Awards and Graduation Ceremony

The Redevelopment and Health Disparities session is being rescheduled. We will provide an alternate date and time as soon as possible.

Thank you to everyone who has participated and contributed so far! We have had a great turnout and are excited to see what's in store for the following weeks.

The registration fee for the 2020 FRA Virtual Speaker Series and Education Programs is $395 for members ($495 for non-members) and includes individual access to two keynote sessions, educational webinars and the 2020 Awards and Graduation Ceremony. Your registration fee also includes access to recordings of the sessions, so you can catch up on any that are missed.

For more information on the 2020 Virtual Speaker Series, click here.

Please note, registering for this event requires your payment login that you would normally use for Academy courses, events or conferences. If you need assistance with registering, contact Jan Newton.
CRA Administrator - City of Fort Walton Beach

The City of Fort Walton Beach is seeking a Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) Administrator to coordinate and implement the goals and objectives of the CRA Plan. This position is responsible for professional planning and working closely with a wide variety of stakeholders including City staff, developers, local business owners, City residents and outside consultants.

CRA Consulting Services - City of Chipley

The City of Chipley is soliciting proposals to retain a consultant to assist the agency in services regarding grants and best operation practices of Community Redevelopment Agencies.

Proposals will be accepted until November 2, 2020
at 3 p.m.

To read the full request or for more details, click here.
Registration for our next two Academy courses - Operations and Capacity Building and Budgeting, Funding and Reporting - is now open.

These courses will be offered completely online and include four hours of self-paced virtual modules. The final exams will be proctored online by the University of Central Florida at the end of each session. The deadline for the Operation and Capacity Building session is tomorrow, October 29.

To register for Operation and Capacity Building, click here.

To register for Budgeting, Funding and Reporting, click here.
Sharing your news with us!

If you have information worth sharing on FRA's website, social media platforms or in the weekly eblast, simply email Amber Hughes or Jessie Johnson.

By sharing your information, we are able to reach thousands of industry professionals and partners and get the recognition you and your team deserve.

This is an easy and effective way to highlight your work while providing inspiration to other redevelopment professionals throughout Florida.
October 29, 2020

Thank you for supporting Florida redevelopment!
Have questions or news worth sharing? Email Amber Hughes at