Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Tampa

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 Staff  

Brenda Thrower, Interim Manager 

Ybor City Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

The Ybor City Community Advisory Committee (CAC) 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 meetings are held at the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center in Ybor City and are open to the public. Meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. unless publicly noticed. No meeting is held in December.

2024 Meeting Schedule

Rich Simmons

Chairman, At-Large

Liz Welch

Vice-chairman, Barrio Latino Commission

Marcia Austin


Olivia Aye


Larissa Baia

Hillsborough Community College

David Bailey

Historic Ybor Neighborhood Civic Association

Steve Barbas

Ybor City Museum Society

Brittney Barrie


Joseph Capitano, Sr.

Emeritus Member

Fran Costantino

Emeritus Member

Tom DeGeorge

Ybor Merchants Association

Carissa Erion


Cristal Lastra

Ybor Historic Social Clubs

Michael Murphy


Walter Pinillos

Gaybor District Coalition

Carolyn Cheatham Rhodes

Historic East Ybor and Gary Neighborhood Assoc.

Damon Shiver

Ybor Chamber of Commerce

Arnold Trueba


Christopher Wojtowicz


Carmine Iavarone





Ybor City Development Corporation

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