Purpose & Mission
The Carrabelle Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was established in February 1992 in accordance with Chapter 163, Part III of the Florida Statutes, commonly known as the Community Redevelopment Act of 1969. Prior to its establishment, the City of Carrabelle adopted a Finding of Necessity that formally identified blighted conditions within the proposed targeted area. This area was identified as the boundaries of the CRA District.
After Carrabelle’s CRA was established, the CRA Board adopted a Community Redevelopment Plan which addressed the needs within the targeted area and included goals for redevelopment and specific projects within the CRA District. That plan was revised in September 2013. Click here to download the current CRA Plan.
The mission of the Carrabelle CRA is to identify areas of blighted conditions and in need of economic development within the CRA District. Redevelopment increment revenues are then directed to those areas to fund public infrastructure projects and programs that aid in rehabilitation, conservation, and redevelopment.
CRA Board Members
The activities and programs offered within the Carrabelle CRA District are administered by the seven-member CRA Board which is made up of Carrabelle’s elected five-member City Commission and two appointed stakeholder members who are residents or property owners within the CRA District:
- Brenda LaPaz, Mayor – 4 year term
- Cal Allen, Commissioner – 2 year term
- Olivia Massey, Commissioner – 4 year term
- Frank Mathis, Commissioner – 4 year term
- Keith Walden, Commissioner – 4 year term
- Rob Powis, Appointed – 4 year term
- Bo May, Appointed – 2 year term
You may contact CRA members by clicking here.
The regularly scheduled Carrabelle CRA board meets each month on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:30 PM at the Carrabelle City Complex.