Important Dates

October 16-18 – 2019 FRA Annual Conference

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 FRA Annual Conference at the Hilton in Downtown Tampa. For more information, click here.

Submit Your Event

If you are a member of the Florida Redevelopment Association and would like to submit an event to be listed on our events list, please complete the form below. Once your event has been reviewed and approved it will be listed on our events list. If you would like more information about becoming a member click here.

February 12 -13, 2018 – IDA Southeast Urban District Forum

Join IDA and our local host partner Downtown West Palm Beach for the inaugural Southeast Urban District Forum. Visit West Palm Beach, Florida February 12-13, 2018 and learn about innovative mobility options; economic development strategies; and creative placemaking. Master Talk speakers will include: Victor Dover, Tony Garcia, Sam Gill, and more. Click here for more information and to register.

February 15 -17, 2018 – Blacks in Wax Famous Black American Exhibit

February 22, 2018 – Next Steps for Hurricane Irma Recovery and Reinvestment


The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency are hosting a series of disaster recovery forums throughout Florida to better understand Hurricane Irma post-disaster community needs, including housing, small business, and community services

The first meeting will take place in Jacksonville on Thursday, February 22, 12 pm – 4:30 pm (Federal Reserve Jacksonville Branch, Jacksonville, FL). To register, please follow the corresponding link:

March 18 – 21, 2018 – 2018 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

Save the date for the 2018 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference, the premier training and networking event for community development professionals, including CRA officers and staff from CDFIs, nonprofits and government agencies.Save the date for the 2018 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference, the premier training and networking event for community development professionals, including CRA officers and staff from CDFIs, nonprofits and government agencies. REGISTRATION OPENS FALL 2017

April 19, 2018 Creating the Future Today – Economic & Infrastructure Development Strategies

Designing for People, Place & Profit Human-Centered Planning & Maximizing Opportunities in an Era of Shrinking Funding
Integrative Planning – human-centered community planning – the nexus of social, economic, land use, transportation and health parametersThursday, April 19th
8 AM – 5 PM
Fort Myers, FL
Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Afternoon Snack
*Approved 6 AICP CEUs, Engineering PDHs Pending*
For more information, click here.

April 20, 2018 Grants and Other Resources Regional Workshop

With limited resources available to municipalities, securing funding for important projects is always a top-of-mind issue for Florida’s city officials and staff. What resources are available from state agencies? Are you using what’s accessible to local government? Participants will hear from top officials about available grants and agency resources. Ask questions about tips and seek advice from program administrators.The afternoon session will feature opportunities to meet directly with agency representatives, who will provide information about available grants and technical assistance. Each session will include time for questions and answers. 4-20-18 FLC Grants Workshop

April 25, 2018 Interagency CRA Listening Session, Ft. Lauderdale

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are hosting a Listening Session in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on April 25, 2018. This event will allow bank regulators to hear from community-based organizations, governmental organizations and other stakeholders about the credit and community development needs in the Miami MSA, including Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

To learn more or to register, click here.

April 26, 2018 – 2018 $how Me the Money Grants Workshop.

We are seeking grant writers, planners, elected officials, and other county, municipal, and state department staff members who would benefit from learning how to better seek additional funding sources through grants. The workshop will take place Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the DeFuniak Springs Community Center located at 361 North 10th Street, DeFuniak Springs, Fla.

To register, click here.

May 5 -9, 2019 – TRANSPLEX – Transportation Planning Exchange

We want to hear from you! TransPlex is all about facilitating an exchange of innovative ideas and best practices. Tell us about the challenges in your own communities and the innovative ways you were able to solve them. Tell us about the challenges you haven’t been able to overcome yet and would like to hear more about at TransPlex. To submit a topic you would be interested in presenting or a topic you would like to hear someone else present, visit our website at

June 6, 2018 – 6th Annual South Florida Brownfield Symposium – “Community Involvement in the Transformation of Brownfields”

June 7 – 8. We invite all of South Florida and Southwest Florida, including Tampa Bay, Orlando, Miami and Palm Beach to learn about grants, loans, cleanup and successful Brownfield sites.

This FREE Symposium is full of educational programs offering an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge from industry experts.

Learn more here:


June 8-9, 2019 NCSE 2019 Annual Conference Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience

Many of today’s most pressing challenges are emerging at the intersection of natural, built, cyber, and social infrastructure. NCSE 2019 will offer opportunities that integrate science, education, business, and policy as essential components of actionable solutions to advance resilience across all types of infrastructure.

At NCSE 2019, our team aims to:

• Spotlight innovations that range from curricula to finance mechanisms, research findings to policy solutions,
• Connect you to experts and leaders defining the future of sustainable infrastructure and resilience,
• Provide you with that latest science and policy,
• Highlight your work if you choose via opportunities to speak in sessions, present a poster or write a blog, and
• Leave you more informed and inspired then when you arrived.

In order to achieve this, we need to hear from you. We invite you to share your ideal NCSE conference experience in a quick survey. Don’t miss this opportunity to play a part in designing NCSE 2019. Individuals who take the survey will be entered into a drawing for one free conference registration.

June 11, 2018 – FHWA Emergency Relief (ER) Program Workshop

With an active 2017 Hurricane Season in the books, it is never too early to begin preparations for the 2018 season. In an effort to assist your agencies with preparations for the season, particularly with pre-event contracts, District 4 will be holding an FHWA Emergency Relief (ER) Program workshop on Monday, June 11, 2018, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the District 4 Headquarters Auditorium. To register, click here:

June 20-21, 2018 – National Conference on Equitable Development
The National Conference on Equitable Development at Bethune-Cookman University will provide a forum for discussion of approaches to addressing health, economic, housing, and environmental disparities in our communities. This conference aims to provide under-resourced and/or low income communities with strategies for shaping development that addresses
their needs and respects their values.

Learn more here:

July 30 – August 1 – Florida Main Street Annual Conference

Each year a different Florida Main Street opens their doors for the opportunity to highlight their thriving downtown community. This year, the 2018 Annual Conference will be hosted by Main Street Vero Beach on July 30- August 1st. Come see why Vero Beach is the east coast’s best kept secret and learn from some of the best presenters from all over the country, about how to take more pride in your historic downtown!

Follow link for information regarding speakers, hotels, and venues:

To Register:


August 9, 2018 – 8th Annual South Florida Black Economic Forum

WHO: The Mosaic Group
WHAT: 8th Annual South Florida Black Economic Forum
WHEN: Thursday, August 9th, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Urban League of Broward County
560 NW 27th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: In celebration of the National Black Business Month, The Mosaic Group (, in partnership with the Urban League of Broward County (, will host the 8th Annual South Florida Black Economic Forum (SFLBEF) & Awards Reception. The theme for this year’s forum is “The Road to Multi-Generational Wealth”. This year’s Keynote address will be presented by Dr. E. Lance McCarthy – a nationally recognized faith-based economist and investment advisor. Dr. McCarthy is a leading expert in investments, finance, jobs, urban development, especially in the intersection of faith economic issues.

Learn more about the event here. 

October 24-26, 2018 – 2018 Florida Rural Economic Development Summit  – “Retooling Florida’s Rural Workforce”
Learn more here

December – Focus on the Community

Focus on Community is a day-and-a-half symposium for transportation planning and project development professionals who engage communities in the planning and making of plans and projects. The symposium supports planning, public involvement, sociocultural effects evaluations, community impact assessments, Title VI, environmental justice programs, and both metropolitan and non-metropolitan planning programs. The workshop is offered free of charge to participants. Focus on Community 2018 is currently planned to take place the second week of December 2018 in a hotel in the Orlando area.

For more information, click here.