Downtown redevelopment projects include amphitheater

Published: Friday, January 17, 2014 at 05:19 PM.

She also proposed a training session for all county CRA boards with Florida Redevelopment Association representative Carol Westmorland, who has agreed to come to Okaloosa County in the spring.

Crestview CRA board members also comprise the City Council, with Council President Robyn Helt as board chairwoman.

Like many state-approved special taxing districts, the designation expires after a set period. The Crestview CRA district is a 30-year program established in 1995.

Wanted: Main Street and Community Redevelopment director

Main Street Crestview Association President Ellis Conner is still in talks with the Community Redevelopment Agency board about the need for a full-time program director.

Main Street has been without a director for two years, which hinders its ability to attract grant money for district improvements, Conner said. A full-time program director is a mandate for Florida Main Street membership.

A director for the CRA and Main Street programs would earn a CRA-funded $40,000 salary, under the proposal.

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