CALL FOR ENTRIES - 2020 FRA AWARDS
The application window for this year's awards program is now open! The deadline to submit an entry is May 19, so we encourage you to start planning now.

With 13 juried categories, the Roy F. Kenzie Awards celebrate the most innovative and effective redevelopment programs in Florida. Winners demonstrate a positive impact on their communities and inspire others throughout Florida.

This year's categories include cultural enhancement, outstanding housing, transportation and transit enhancements and more.

To learn more about the awards program or to submit an entry, click here.

Note: You must be a current member in good standing and have access to MyFRA to submit an award. For assistance logging into MyFRA,  click here.  Remember, login credentials are different from your FRA payment portal. 
CRA ANNUAL REPORT DEADLINE APPROACHING
Reminder! CRA annual reports must be submitted to its creating entity (the city or the county) by March 31.

This local annual report in s.163.371, Florida Statutes, can be as simple as a letter with all the information included or as glamorous as a four-color brochure. 

Brevity and clarity is the goal, as this should be an easy to understand informational and educational piece.

We recently hosted a webinar that overviewed a  spreadsheet tool to keep track of the new requirements  for data from year to year. To access the webinar and its materials,  click here.

For more information on reporting or for sample reports, visit  our annual reporting requirements page.
WHAT IS MYFRA?
MyFRA is a members-only network full of additional resources, a Q&A forum, current news, a CRA survival kit and more!

In order to access this exclusive content, you must be a member of the FRA. If you are a new member, need login credentials or would like to become a member, click here.

If you are having issues connecting to MyFRA, please contact Michael Winn (our website manager) at  mwinn@rboa.com .

Please note, login credentials for MyFRA are different from your FRA payment portal. 
BROWNFIELDS BRIEFING
Save the date!

On April 2, a Brownfields Briefing will take place at the Viera Conference Center in Melbourne, Florida.

Join the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce and other partnering organizations from 8:30 -11:30 a.m. to discuss the benefits and challenges of developing brownfields and the tools needed to develop these sites.

To learn more about this event, click here .
2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Exciting news! Rebecca Ryan and Lenora Billings-Harris are officially set to speak during the 2020 Annual Conference.

Rebecca is the founder of NEXT Generation Consulting and has held residencies at the Alliance for Innovation, the Governing Institute and the Association of Governmental Risk Pools. She currently serves as the board chairperson and a faculty member at the Institute for Zen Leadership.

Lenora Billings-Harris is a CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) Hall of Fame speaker and an internationally recog nized authority in the areas of inclusion, diversity and bias. She has been included as one of the 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion by The Society of Human Resource Management and was named by Diversity Woman Magazine as one of the twenty top influential diversity leaders in the US.

We are so excited to have these two outstanding speakers return to the FRA conference.

For additional speaker details as well as information about the 2020 FRA Annual Conference, click here.
AWARD SPOTLIGHT:
GAI/CITY OF ORLANDO
Congratulations to GAI Consultants and the City of Orlando for receiving the 2019 Promotion Award for the Opportunity Zone Prospectus project!

For this project, GAI Consultants Community Solutions Group created materials for the City of Orlando to use for promoting, marketing and informing various entities about the city’s eligible Opportunity Zone Branded Districts.

The materials included demographics, employment, property values, vision, goals, available funding, active investments, current and planned activity and prospects within each zone.

To learn more about these efforts and other award-winning projects,   click here .
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR REDEVELOPMENT BY:
Submitting a 2020 FRA Award!

The Florida Redevelopment Association Awards program recognizes the best in redevelopment in Florida and is open to any member of the association.

Remember, the more information you give on the application, the better your chances of winning.

The deadline to submit your entry is May 19!

To learn more about the awards program or to submit an entry, click here.
FRA RESOURCES
March 12, 2020

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