Florida Redevelopment Association 2015 Conference Highlights

L to R: Nguyen Tran, (RMA) NW CRA Director – Pompano Beach; Lorri Hall, (RMA) Principal Planner – Pompano Beach CRA; Shanna Benson, (RMA) Sr. Business Attraction & Marketing Manager – Pompano Beach CRA; Gus Gianikas, 2014-2015 FRA President

The 2015 FRA Conference, “Places For People”, was held October 21-23, in Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Hilton Downtown. Highlights of this years gathering included:

  • Excellent presentations from featured Keynote Speakers Vicente Guallart, chief architect of the city of Barcelona, Spain and Fred Kent, founder and president of the nonprofit organization Project for Public Spaces
  • The very popular Mobile Tours: the 3rd Annual (ZEN) FRA River Boat Tour and the Central Business/ Waterfront Districts Public Art Tour
  • Numerous workshops to learn best practices and recommendations from industry experts
  • Lively one-on-one and group networking opportunities in the Exhibit Hall
  • “Outstanding New Building Project” Award presented to Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency/Redevelopment Management Associates(RMA) for the 731 Retail Shoppes in the Northwest CRA community
  • A fabulous (& delicious!) Awards and Academy Graduation Dinner ~ congrats to all graduates, including Diane Colonna (FRA-RA), RMA Sr. Redevelopment Administrator/Margate CRA Director
  • RMA’s “Reinventing Your City” Book Release Party

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FRA 2015 Conference