Ybor City CRA Meetings

The purpose of the Ybor City CRA Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is to ensure that the interests of residents, property owners, businesses, and other stakeholders in the area are represented in key decisions relating to the CRA Community Redevelopment Plan and the CRA budget for the area. Interested individuals must live or work in the redevelopment area or have significant interest within the area. CAC positions are appointed by the Community Redevelopment Agency, are voluntary, and serve without compensation.

CAC Meeting Time:

Fourth Tuesday of the Month at 4pm


CAC Members

  • Rich Simmons, Chairperson (At- Large)
  • Liz Welch- Vice-Chair (Ex-Officio, Barrio Latino Commission)
  • Larissa Baia- Ex- Officio (Hillsborough Community College)
  • David Bailey- Ex-Officio (Historic Ybor Neighborhood Civic Association)
  • Stephen Barbas- Ex-Officio (Ybor City Museum Society)
  • Cristal Blackwell Lastra- Ex-Officio (Historic Social Clubs)
  • Tom DeGeorge- Ex-Officio (Ybor Merchants Association)
  • Walter Pinillos- Ex-Officio (Gaybor District Coalition)
  • Damon Shiver- Ex-Officio (Ybor City Chamber of Commerce)
  • Arnold Trueba- Ex- Officio (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office)
  • Carolyn Cheatham Rhodes- (Historic East Ybor and Gary Neighborhood Civic Association)
  • Carisa Erion- At-Large (Work at Casa Ybor)
  • Vacant- Ybor City Development Corp (YCDC)
  • Chris Wojtowicz- At Large
  • Peter Wright- At Large
  • Brittney Barrie- At Large
  • Marcia Austin- At Large
  • Michael Murphy- At Large
  • Olivia Aye- At Large
  • Carmine Lavarone- At Large
  • Fran Costantino- At- Large (Emeritus)
  • Joe Capitano, Sr - At- Large (Emeritus)

2023 Meeting Minutes

2024 Meeting Minutes