Since 1984, the CRA has managed redevelopment trusts to revitalize blighted areas in the City of Fort Myers.

Reinvestment
can take
many forms

If left under-resourced, parts of our city risk remaining overlooked, affecting community spirit, and slowing economic growth. This lack of redevelopment doesn’t just impact current residents—it also discourages potential new businesses and families from making our city their home.

Imagine a city where every neighborhood is a beacon of growth and community spirit—a place where residents enjoy sustainable, thriving spaces and businesses benefit from a vibrant economic environment.

This is the future we’re creating.

Hello, I'm
Michele
Hylton-Terry

Executive Director,
Fort Myers CRA

Meet the CRA staff

Our team of dedicated professionals execute CRA programs and policies designed to reverse deterioration, create jobs, revitalize the business climate, increase property values, and encourage active participation and investment by citizens.

Deputy Director of Communications

Redevelopment Manager

Senior Administrative Assistant

The Board of Commissioners meets regularly to discuss the various projects and initiatives undertaken by the CRA.

These discussions allow for informed decision-making based on in-depth evaluations of each initiative’s potential impact on the community. During these meetings, the Commissioners engage in robust dialogue, reflecting a shared commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in redevelopment.

CRA Board of Commissioners

Teresa Watkins Brown
Teresa Watkins Brown

Chair

Dr. Liston D. Bochette III

Vice-Chair

Fred Burson

Commissioner

Johnny W. Streets, Jr.

Commissioner

Terolyn Watson

Commissioner

Darla Bonk

Commissioner

Kevin Anderson

Commissioner

CRA Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners of the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is a distinguished group of community leaders appointed to guide the strategic direction of our initiatives. Their wealth of experience, knowledge, and commitment to the community is instrumental in driving our mission to revitalize the city of Fort Myers, enhancing the quality of life for all residents.

Each Commissioner brings unique perspectives, informed by their varied professional backgrounds, which span fields such as urban planning, real estate, public policy, business, and social services. Their collective expertise informs the development and implementation of initiatives aimed at combating blight, fostering economic growth, and encouraging sustainable development within our jurisdiction.

In addition to setting strategic directions, the Board of Commissioners also oversees the operational transparency and fiscal responsibility of the Fort Myers CRA. They review financial statements, performance reports, and ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory obligations, reinforcing our commitment to integrity and accountability.

We are profoundly grateful for the Board of Commissioners’ unwavering commitment to our cause. Their thoughtful leadership, insightful guidance, and tireless dedication empower us to make a significant, lasting difference in the communities we serve.

The CRA Board members review the recommendations of the CRA Advisory Board, adopt redevelopment plans, and approve policies, programs and projects.

Meet the CRA
Advisory Board

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Jarrett Eady, Chair

Blake Bartholomew, Board Member

James Holloway, Vice Chair

Rachel Smith, Board Member

C. Joe Coleman, Board Member

Geraldine Ware, Board Member

Michael Doyle, Board Member