The FRA is proud to share the 2023 Roy F. Kenzie Awards winners celebrated at the 2023 Conference and to acknowledge the exceptional accomplishments of city and county organizations and entities from across the state of Florida in the field of redevelopment and community enhancement.
Congratulations to the St. Cloud Community Redevelopment Agency for their FRA Award for Cultural Enhancement for “Hola St. Cloud.”
From the FRA Awards “Best Book,” the St. Cloud CRA explains, “The City of St. Cloud and the St. Cloud CRA partnered with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando for an economic development expo focusing on arts, culture, Hispanic cuisine, and community service. Programmed experiences allowed businesses to have the opportunity to connect with over 80+ local business vendors. All attendees were also able to experience a Hispanic-influenced marketplace, unique cultural activities, dance, and folklore, and the opportunity to navigate through a sensory art experience. There was also Hispanic cuisine, live music, fun and entertainment throughout the day.”
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.
To see the 2023 FRA Best Book, visit https://redevelopment.
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