The 2023 Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) Annual Conference and Awards Reception celebrated the exceptional accomplishments of city and county organizations and entities from across the state of Florida in the field of redevelopment and community enhancement.
The FRA, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Florida professionals and volunteers engaged in community redevelopment initiatives, annually bestows awards that acknowledge the remarkable achievements of various organizations and programs throughout the state. The Roy F. Kenzie Awards commend excellence across diverse categories, encompassing everything from rehabilitation renovation and management programs to cultural enrichment and housing.
This year’s honorees encompass a broad spectrum of projects and initiatives, including projects from the Delray Beach CRA, The City of Groveland, Pompano Beach CRA, St. Could CRA, Boynton Beach CRA, City of Deerfield Beach, Hoy Architects, City of Ocala, City of Palmetto CRA, and City of Fort Pierce and Inspire Placemaking Collective.
“Thank you for attending the 2023 Annual FRA Conference and congratulations to all of our Roy F. Kenzie Award winners and FRA Academy graduates. This year’s conference was a testament to the dedication and ingenuity of our community, as we came together to celebrate the outstanding achievements in redevelopment,” said Brenda Thrower, FRA Board Vice President. “Many thanks to the FRA Board, Conference Committee, members, exhibitors, sponsors, participants, and staff who made the conference a resounding success. Your participation and contributions significantly enriched the experience for all. See you next year in Tampa!”
Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) and development organizations serve as catalysts for the enhancement of cities and urban areas through redevelopment initiatives. These organizations are overseen by boards that are composed of five to seven members, separate from local governments. CRAs primarily focus on projects and plans that contribute to economic development, stimulate growth, and foster increased community engagement.
All entries for the FRA Awards undergo thorough assessment and evaluation, considering factors such as effectiveness, completeness, narrative quality, creativity, supplemental materials, and adherence to submission guidelines.
For additional information about the FRA and to explore the accomplishments of the 2023 FRA Award recipients and their projects, please visit https://redevelopment.
About the FRA
The Florida Redevelopment Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting Florida professionals and volunteers in community revitalization efforts. With its mission of “transforming spaces, revitalizing places,” the FRA is committed to providing a forum for its more than 300 members to share knowledge and common experiences regarding revitalization opportunities and issues throughout Florida. Learn more at https://redevelopment.net.