Please be assured that CRA staff is committed to caring for your health and well-being during this time. As a result of the COVID-19 we are practicing social distancing and are conducting business via email, phone calls, and video conferences. We can schedule an in person meeting if necessary by reaching out to us by email or phone. Please see our contact information below.
Greg joined Collier County as CRA Director in May of 2023 and is an innovative leader and dedicated public servant who draws off experiences as a mayor, city manager, assistant city manager, redevelopment director, planner, private sector project manager, small business owner, and native Floridian to help citizens, elected officials, county and city staff members, business owners, and other stakeholders better their communities through strategic problem-solving, planning, solution implementation, project management and results-oriented continuous improvement.
Greg started his career in public service as a planning intern for the City of South Miami in 1996 before graduating cum laude from the Honors Program of the University of Miami and quickly rose through the ranks of local government to become an award-winning department head and, ultimately, to hold the highest appointed and elected offices in city government.
Greg is proud to now be part of a Collier County Team that strives to make our community the best place to live, work, and play in America and to “exceed expectations, every day.”
He can be reached directly at 239-276-3058.
Please email me at Gregory.Oravec@colliercountyfl.gov
Phone: 239-867-0026 Immokalee Office
Christie is an Immokalee Native that has been in Immokalee her whole life. She has been the Manager for Collier County Immokalee Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) since 2015. She has worked for Collier County a total of 22 years, 14 with the CRA and 8 with Parks & Recreation. Since coming on board with the Immokalee CRA, Ms. Betancourt has contributed significantly to the development of the established CRA. In addition to her regular office duties at the CRA, Ms. Betancourt assists local Immokalee community members with logistical issues pertaining to grant programs and other governmental communication efforts. Ms. Betancourt invites you to contact her at any time with questions or for information about the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Area.
Please email me at Christie.Betancourt@colliercountyFl.gov
Yvonne moved to Naples in 1973 and loves living in SW Florida. She joined the Immokalee CRA Team in September 2020. Yvonne graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a master’s degree in business, University of Central Florida, Orlando, with a bachelor of arts degree in pre-law/political science and received an associate of science degree in real estate management from Edison Community College, Fort Myers. Yvonne has over 23 years sales experience including key roles with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Bonita Bay Group, St. Joe Land Company, Beazer Homes and WCI. Previously, she was a senior real property specialist for Collier County government for seven years and has also been an International Right-of-Way Association member for eight years. Ms. Blair invites you to contact her at any time with questions or for information about the Community Redevelopment Agency.
Please email me at Yvonne.Blair@ColliercountyFl.gov