Community Redevelopment Agency
of the City of Tampa (CRA Board)

Investing in neighborhood redevelopment is a high priority in each of Tampa’s eight community redevelopment areas. Redevelopment is helping make Tampa’s neighborhoods more attractive, safe, convenient, environmentally healthy, and economically strong. The Tampa Community Redevelopment Agency provides legislative oversight of the community redevelopment areas.  

Ybor City CRA Community Advisory Committee (CAC)  

The Ybor City CRA Community Advisory Committee (CAC), which also serves as the Board of Directors of the Ybor City Development Corporation, Inc. (YCDC) is a voluntary group appointed by the CRA board. This group is comprised of all major stakeholder groups and industries in Ybor City. CAC members represent the interests of property owners, residents, and retailers among many other community segments that help make Ybor the heart of Tampa. Ybor City CAC/YCDC meetings are held at the Ybor City CRA office and are open to the public. Meetings are monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m., excluding November and December.  

Ybor City CRA Staff  

Courtney Orr, Manager 

Brenda Thrower, Economic Development Specialist II 

Corine Linebrink, Urban Planner III 

Mayor Jane Castor

Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) Board

Gwendolyn Henderson  – District 5 – Chairman
Luis Viera – District 7 – Vice Chairman
Alan Clendenin – District 1 At-Large  – Chair Pro-Tempore
Charlie Miranda – District 2 At-Large

Lynn Hurtak – District 3 At-Large 
Bill Carlson – District 4
Guido Maniscalco – District 6

Meeting Location:
Tampa City Council Chambers, City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Time: 9 a.m.
Dates: Second Thursday of the month

YCDC Inc. Board

Steve Barbas

Chairman, Ybor City Museum Society


Chris Wojtowicz

Immediate Past Chairman, Property Owner

Liz Welch

Vice-chairman, Barrio Latino Commission

Rich Simmons

Secretary, At-large

Chip Williams

Treasurer, Bars and Restaurants

Marcia Austin


Tee Ann Bailey

Multi-family Residential

Brittany Barrie


David Bailey

Historic Ybor Neighborhood Civic Association

Cristal Blackwell-Lastra Ybor Historic Social Clubs

Joe Capitano

Sr Emeritus Member

Meredith Berwick

Historic East Ybor Gary Neighborhood Association

Fran Costantino

Emeritus Member

Armando Edmiston

Professional Office

Joshua Frank


Casey Gonzmart Jr


Ken Jones


Larissa Baia

Hillsborough Community College

Claire Fenlon May


Michael Murphy

Ybor Merchants Association

Arnold Trueba

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Walter Pinillos.

Gaybor District Coalition

Damon Shiver

Ybor Chamber of Commerce

Christopher Vela


Peter Wright

Hotel and Bed and Breakfast



Ybor City CAC Subcommittees

As a resident or professional in Ybor, there is a spectrum of great ways to get involved in the community. The Ybor City CRA operates three special interest subcommittees, with a wide range of focuses. All meetings are open to the public. Get involved today!

Economic Growth and Mobility Subcommittee

Bi-monthly Meetings (Odd Months): Second Tuesday of the Month at 3:30 p.m.

Ybor City is more than just a historic district; it is a hub of economic activity and growth! Every day new businesses and residential properties look to our city as their new home. The Economic Growth and Mobility Committee works to ensure our district is welcoming to businesses while ensuring vital infrastructure exists to support it by focusing on planning, infrastructure grant programs, transportation, and open space. SIGN UP HERE!

Community Preservation and Sustainability Subcommittee

Bi-monthly Meetings (Odd Months): Third Tuesday of the Month at 3:30 p.m.

Do you want to activate spaces in Ybor City? Do you love the art scene in Ybor? Are you passionate about our district’s history, distinct flair and overall quality of life? Then join our Community Preservation and Sustainability Committee! This committee focuses on culture, arts, special events, marketing, workforce development/education, workforce housing and grant programs, business retention and recruitment grants, historical preservation façade grant, community connections, and overall quality of life. 

Public Safety and District Operations Subcommittee

Bi-monthly Meetings (Odd Months): Third Thursday of the Month at 3:30 p.m.

Our community is a melting pot of cultures, religions, ages, and backgrounds. To help keep that melting pot active and engaged, we need to ensure that it is safe for everyone. Working in close connection with the Tampa Police Department, the Public Safety and District Operations Committee helps develop new policies and programs to keep Ybor safe for everyone, addressing topics such as environmental crimes, code enforcement, venue security, parking, solid waste, and overall cleanliness. 

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