Agencies & Boards
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
The 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.
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.
News as of Oct. 9, 2019: The results of the DDB election are as follows: 232 ballots were received and 18 ballots were disqualified for incorrect signatures
Paris Morfopoulos 146 votes
Keanan Kintzel 126 votes
Shahab Emrani 124 votes
Festus Porbeni 98 votes
Edmon Rakipi 97 votes
Taylor Precourt 58 votes (write-in candidate)
Mike Sutton 1 vote (write-in candidate)
Adam Kapinski 1 vote (write-in candidate)
Voters could select up to 3 candidates not every ballot contained 3 votes and there were a few write in candidates.
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.
CLEARWATER REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Representing more than 1,700 member businesses, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce is a powerful voice for its members through its ability to partner with other agencies and advocate on behalf of businesses.