Sept. 29, 2021
Pensacola Community Redevelopment Agency Receives Statewide Recognition for its FY 2020 Annual Report
The City of Pensacola Community Redevelopment Agency was recently honored with the Annual Reports award for its Fiscal Year 2020 annual report in the 2021 Florida Redevelopment Association Awards.
The FRA Awards are presented each year at the association’s annual conference to recognize outstanding achievement in a variety of categories, from annual reports to cultural enhancement. The entries are examined for effectiveness and completeness – including the narrative, supplemental material and compliance with the submittal instructions. Judges are selected by FRA and represent various organizations and sectors from around the state.
The Pensacola CRA’s 36-page annual report comprised an overview of the CRA’s work within its Urban Core, West Side and East Side redevelopment areas. It was produced by local public relations agency Ideaworks, and features photographs from several local photographers including Steven Gray, Cody Meadows, Laura Bogan and Blake Brown.
“We’re immensely honored and grateful to have received this award,” said Helen Gibson, the executive director of Pensacola’s CRA. “Our annual report gives us the opportunity to provide a progress report and to highlight our commitment to revitalize, conserve and rehabilitate Pensacola communities, in a highly visual and compelling way.”
CRAs and development organizations exist to promote the improvement of downtowns and other urban areas through redevelopment. These organizations are managed by a 5-7 member board created by and distinct from the local government. CRAs have certain powers that the cities or counties themselves may not have, including establishing tax increment financing and leveraging public funds with private dollars.
For more information about the City of Pensacola Community Redevelopment Agency, visit cityofpensacola.com/cra.