The City of Clearwater’s Community Redevelopment Agency staff is committed to developing programs and initiatives that drive local economic development. In Clearwater, the City Council members serve as the CRA board members.


Contact Amanda for the CRA’s strategic initiatives, working or investing in Downtown Clearwater, and how to build a yoga practice into your workday.

Amanda Thompson

CRA Director

Contact Eric for Downtown Clearwater’s placemaking initiatives, storytelling projects, special events, media inquiries, and scenic running trails.

Eric Santiago

CRA Public Relations & Programs Manager

Contact Anne about the CRA’s Mural Programs, CRA budgeting, programs and projects, and to learn what the toddler movie of the week is.

Anne Lopez

CRA Program Specialist

Contact Howard for the CRA’s grant programs, starting or operating a business in Downtown Clearwater, and how to win at Monopoly, Jenga or Uno.

Howard Smith

CRA Business Assistance Administrator


Hon. Frank Hibbard

Hon. Kathleen Beckman

Hon. Mark Bunker

Hon. David Allbritton

Hon. Hoyt Hamilton