STAY CONNECTED WITH MYFRA
FRA is proud to provide members with the MyFRA Q&A forum.

With the forum, FRA members can post questions, ideas and topics to discuss with other MyFRA users. This is not only a resource to find help, but a great way to stay connected with other redevelopment professionals throughout the state.

The latest forum postings include:

Do you share the same boundaries as the municipality or county that created your CRA or any other taxing authority required to contribute to the CRA?

Does anyone other than Ft. Myers offer or have a program for TIF Rebates/incentives? Can they be provided on a project by project basis without a “program?”

Does anyone know of any studies done regarding building height affecting the sustainability or growth of a town? 

Join the conversation today! To access the member forum, answer these questions or post your own, click here.

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AWARD INSPIRATION
The deadline to submit a 2021 FRA Award entry is less than two months away!

If you haven't done so, we encourage you to take a look at this year's application and start gathering your entry materials.

For inspiration from previous winners, view the 2020 FRA Awards page. Here you will find award winner videos, the 2020 Best Book and other valuable information to help you prepare for the 2021 awards program.

The deadline to submit an entry is June 7.

To learn more about the awards program or to submit an entry, click here.
AWARD SPOTLIGHT:
PLANNING STUDIES
Congratulations to the Lake Wales Community Redevelopment Agency for winning the 2020 Planning Studies Award for a small community!

The Lake Wales CRA's project, Lake Wales Connected, brought to life a vision that was set by the Olmsted Brothers over a century ago.

With the same goals in mind to create a living and beautiful community that inspires works of art, Lake Wales CRA partnered with other community developers to contract Dover, Kohl & Partners - Town Planning to develop Lake Wales Connected. This project rekindles the Olmsteds’ vision by creating a holistic downtown vision plan and a northwest neighborhood plan.

To learn more about these efforts, please watch the Lake Wales CRA video by clicking this link or the video icon.

Additional award-winner videos along with the 2020 Best Book can be found here.
JOBS AROUND THE STATE
Economic Development Strategist - Village of Indiantown

The Village of Indiantown is seeking an economic development strategist to perform a wide variety of activities to promote the Village’s value as a business location, generate qualified business prospects, retain existing businesses and improve the competitiveness of the Village’s business climate. The incumbent will coordinate economic development, planning, marketing and research work to implement programs and policies to broaden the business community within the Village of Indiantown.



Grants Support Specialist - City of Bonita Springs

The City of Bonita Springs is seeking a grants support specialist to perform a variety of complex assignments within the department and is responsible for assigned projects that require technical experience in grant management, monitoring grant activity and timeliness, compliance and oversees preparation of regular progress updates and financial /statistical reporting.


There are several additional job postings for positions throughout the state, click here to view them.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR REDEVELOPMENT BY:
Reserving your room for the 2021 FRA Annual Conference!

The Luminary Hotel is now taking reservations for the annual conference in October.

Reservations can be made by calling the Luminary Group Reservation Line at (833) 918-1512 or you can book your reservation here with the group rate.

Conference registration will be opening soon. The full registration fee is $395 for members ($495 for non-members). Attendees may also choose the option to attend Wednesday or Thursday with single-day registration. Details coming soon!
FRA RESOURCES
April 15, 2021

Thank you for supporting Florida redevelopment!
Have questions or news worth sharing? Email Amber Hughes at ahughes@flcities.com