Agencies & Boards
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
The city of Clearwater’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) carries out redevelopment activities, including revitalizing older housing for all income levels, improving the tax base, creating and retaining employment opportunities, and encouraging public and private investments.
CITY OF CLEARWATER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
In furthering the City Council’s strategic direction to facilitate development of the economy, the objective of the Economic Development and Housing Department is to improve and expand the economic base of the city through the retention and expansion of existing businesses and the attraction of new businesses and real estate investment.
AMPLIFY Clearwater is a dynamic membership organization which represents more than 800 businesses in the Tampa Bay area, predominantly North Pinellas County. (Previously the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce, two entities which merged in October 2019.)
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT BOARD
The Downtown Development Board (DDB) is composed of seven elected officials who act as an aid to the city, the Clearwater Redevelopment Agency and citizens by seeing that city services are properly planned for the downtown area.
Clearwater Downtown Development Board update, Oct. 14, 2020:
The 2020 Downtown Development Board election required eligible voters to return ballots by Oct. 13, 2020. 332 qualifying ballots were received. The two candidates receiving the highest votes will serve on the DDB starting in 2021. The results are:
Terri Novitsky 244 votes
Ray Cassano 240 votes
Nick Petrantoni 89 votes
Derek Williams 79 votes
Write in Candidates
Chris Murphy 3
Anna Ptak 2
Michael Marsh 1
CLEARWATER DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIP
Comprised of downtown property owners, developers, concerned citizens, and civic groups, the Clearwater Downtown Partnership (CDP) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes and fosters the economic redevelopment of our downtown.