The Delray Beach CRA Brings Home An Award at the FRA Conference!
Not only did we learn a lot about what other Florida-based CRAs are doing to improve and transforms their districts at the recent 2023 Florida Redevelopment Association Annual Conference, we also won an award!
We are proud to report that our FY 2022 Annual Report won the Roy F. Kenzie Award for best Annual Reports. The feedback included:
“The 2022 Annual Report is an opportunity to educate the public on CRAs, showcase completed projects, and share financial information. Informational tools such as colorful fact bubbles that stand out on the page, the inclusion of staff headshots showing who is involved with that item or project, and multiple QR codes linking to project-specific information create an engaging and interactive report. The staff headshots and photos aid the CRA in connecting on a personal level to the community we serve. The contemporary and colorful design and quick facts allow for easy dissemination of information to the reader.”
The Florida Redevelopment Association Awards program recognizes the best in redevelopment in Florida and is open to any member of the association. Within 13 juried categories, the Roy F. Kenzie Awards celebrate the most innovative and effective redevelopment programs in Florida. Winners demonstrate an innovation and positive impact on their communities and inspire other Florida communities.
We are honored to also have submitted our Pompey Park Community Center and Campus Renovation for the Creative Organizational Development and Funding category, the Wellbrock House Historic Relocation and Revitalization for the Cultural Enhancement category, as well as the NW 800 Redevelopment Block – Conceptual Design for the Out of The Box category. While we didn’t win awards for these three projects, we are so proud of our accomplishments and loved being able to share the great movements we’re making in our community with members of other CRAs.
“I always enjoy the FRA Conference because it’s a great opportunity to hear directly from other CRAs about what they’re doing – what are the successes, what have been obstacles – and learn from them,” said Christine Tibbs, CRA Assistant Director. “I always takeaway something new – whether it’s a clarification of a new revision to the Florida Statutes, meeting a new vendor, or getting to visit a new area of Florida and having the opportunity to experience the impact of another CRA’s work firsthand.”
The Florida Redevelopment Association is the leading statewide association for Florida’s redevelopment stakeholders. Through its vibrant network, the Association supports, educates and advocates for its membership.
“The conference focuses on redevelopment practices and what other CRAs are doing around the State of Florida, said Ivan Cabrera, CRA Redevelopment Manager. “It is important because it is an opportunity to learn, share and talk about redevelopment projects and challenges with experts and professionals from other CRAs around the state.”
Uniting professionals from around the state has led to exciting changes that are transforming Florida’s urban centers and improving Florida’s communities. Innovative approaches to design, mixed-use areas and cooperative development are creating vibrant commercial districts, centers for culture and entertainment and stimulating places to live.
“This year at the conference we learned about interesting topics such as opportunities to improving mobility, redeveloping in areas with brownfields, and creating a more scenic district,” said Renee Jadusingh, CRA Executive Director. “Given the style and charm of Delray Beach, I believe that we will be able to implement some of the strategies that were presented.”
We would like to thank everyone who helped the CRA achieve our mission, because without you, none of this is possible. We know we’ll be able to make an impressive showing at the 2024 FRA Conference, considering all the work we’re doing within our CRA District in 2023!