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 16, 2019 – Downtown Dunedin Celebrates 30 Years

Join us as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Downtown Dunedin and the great success of a community working together. This family-friendly event includes a pancake breakfast provided by the Kiwanis Club of Dunedin, music, kids activities and guest speakers. Presented by City of Dunedin Community Redevelopment Agency. For more information, call (727) 298-3600.

For more information, click here.

February 20, 2019 – Florida Housing Coalition Local Government’s Role in Opportunity Zones (OZ) Webinar

The Florida Housing Coalition is hosting a live webinar, Local Government’s Role in Opportunity Zones (OZ), on February 20, 2019, from 2pm to 3pm. Sponsored by PNC, this webinar serves as a deep dive into key topics for local government staff, particularly those involved with planning and housing and economic development, as they work to attract OZ capital targeted to align with local government priorities. In one hour, Coalition staff will cover:

• Eligible OZ project types, including commercial, housing, public-private infrastructure
• Pairing OZ capital with affordable housing subsidies
• Attracting investors and forming public-private funds
• The regulations that govern and the gaps left behind
• The value in a model OZ ordinance
• … and more

For more information and to register, click here.

February 21, 2019 – Ridge League of Cities Chamber Advocacy Summit & Dinner

The Ridge League of Cities Board of Directors is hosting a Summit and Dinner on February 21, 2019, at 6:30 pm. Join them for an evening of learning and networking as you come together to discuss how to protect #HOMERULE and remind others that #WELIVELOCAL so we should decide local.

RSVP by Feb. 13: Ruthanne Stonewall, rstonewall@polk.edu or call (863) 669-2328.

For more information and to RSVP, 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 http://www.fdot.gov/planning/transplex/.

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 18, 2019 – CRA Website Requirements Webinar

The legislation which passed in the 2019 session, CS/HB 9, is now law effective October 1, 2019. Although there are several provisions that tighten up reporting, auditing and training provisions in Chapter 163, Part III, there is also a part of the bill that deals with new rules for website postings.

Details and registration here

July 24 – 26, 2019 – Florida Main Street Annual Conference 

Florida Main Street is gearing up for their 34th annual conference, in Orlando’s Church Street District. The conference will be held from July 24 – 26th. The Annual Conference offers leaders in commercial district revitalization a unique opportunity to share their successful and innovative solutions with a statewide network of volunteers and professionals The overview for the event can be viewed here: https://dos.myflorida.com/historical/preservation/florida-main-street/

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

    • 101 Main Street training
    • 20 educational sessions based on the Four Points Approach™
    • Keynote Speaker Jerry Ross
    • Tour of Pulse Memorial: Recovering From Tragedy (shuttle provided, departing from Amway Center)
    • Tour Downtown Orlando Venues: World-Class Arts and Entertainment (walking tour departing from Aloft Orlando Downtown lobby)
    • 2019 Secretary of State Awards Banquet
    • Networking opportunities with other Florida Main Street programs and vendors

August 1, 2019 – Leveraging Community-Based Redevelopment Opportunities in Florida Opportunity Zones and Brownfield Areas

Hosted by Lewis, Longman & Walker 11:30 – 1:30
Register here

September 12, 2019 – NFEDP Rural Academy 

Where:
Central Florida Electric Cooperative
11491 NW 50th Ave, Chiefland, FL 32626

When:
September 12, 2019

Registration Fee:
$85 per person

The Rural Economic Development Academy is designed to provide an in-depth and practical understanding of key issues and considerations associated with successful local and regional economic development, important elements of building and sustaining a local economy, how to build an effective local economic development team, understanding your product and brand-and selling it, and community competitiveness. Targeted invitees include local elected officials, economic development staff and board members, CareerSource professionals, utilities staff and other private service providers, local and regional planning professionals, water management and other special district staff, state agencies, and other local stakeholders involved in the economic development process.

More information

September 27, 2019 – Public Sector Workforce 2030 Summit

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence, The National League of Cities, and ICMA-RC will be hosting an all-day summit on September 27, 2019, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to equip state and local governments with new tools and ideas to plan for the public sector workforce of the future.  The summit will be preceded by a welcoming reception on September 26th (reception location TBD).

Registration is open!

The summit is complimentary, but seating is limited, so register today to guarantee your spot.

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.