Boards and Committees

Current Board Vacancies

Julie Hennessy
120 South Florida Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720

PURPOSE: CRA stands for Community Redevelopment Agency.  It is a public entity created by a city or county to implement community redevelopment activities.  DeLand’s Spring Hill CRA Board consists of the three members of the DeLand City Commission, two members of the Volusia County Council and two citizen appointments (one from incorporated limits and one from unincorporated limits) who must be a resident of, the Spring Hill area.  The CRA is charged with undertaking redevelopment functions in the district.  It is a decision making body. City staff works with the CRA Board to carry out the CRA plan and manages the tax increment fund.  The Board meets on an as needed basis, generally before DeLand City Commission meetings.The purpose of the CRA is to work jointly with the County Council in the completion of a redevelopment plan for the Spring Hill area in an effort to eliminate the blighted area of the Spring Hill community for the benefit of the residents therein and to offer the residents an improved quality of life. [F.S. 163.410; Reso 04-55]


-This link to the Department of Financial Services: https://apps.fldfs.com/LocalGov/Reports/

- This link to the general applicable ethical provisions: http://www.ethics.state.fl.us/Research/EthicsLaws.aspx


REQUIREMENTS: The governing body of the Spring Hill CRA consists of seven (7) representatives, of which two (2) are members of the Volusia County Council, three (3) are members of the DeLand City Commission, one (1) is a citizen of the unincorporated area of Spring Hill appointed by the County Council, and one (1) is a citizen of the incorporated area of Spring Hill appointed by the City Commission. Terms are for four (4) years.


Seat 1 - Mayor Robert F. Apgar             Term expires: 11/2022

Seat 2 - Jessica Davis                                  Term expires: 11/2022

Seat 3 - Charles Paiva                                 Term expires: 11/2020

Seat 4 - Bo Davenport                                Term expires:03/2019

Seat 5 - Grady Jackson                               Term expires: 03/2019

Seat 6 - Ben Johnson                                   Term expires 12/2022

Seat 7 - Barb Girtman                                   Term expires 12/2022

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Seats 1, 3 and 6 are vacant on the EDC. In addition, the terms for Seats 7, 8 and 9 expire December 1, 2018. Terms are for three (3) years; no fewer than 5 of the members shall be City residents. May include designees of the Chamber of Commerce, and representatives from industry, academia, aviation, business people whose businesses are located in the downtown redevelopment district, and owners of property within the downtown redevelopment district whose property is the location of a current business.

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