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 event and we are practicing social distancing and are conducting business via email, phone calls, and video conferences. We are asking that you help us by reaching out to us by email or phone. Please see our contact information below
Debrah Forester, CRA Director, joined the Collier County team in July 2017 as the Collier County Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Director, overseeing both the Bayshore Gateway Triangle and Immokalee CRAs. Debrah is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is certified as a Redevelopment Administrator by Florida Redevelopment Association. Ms. Forester has over 25 years of experience in redevelopment, economic development, and comprehensive planning. Debrah previously worked in Collier County from 1995 to 2001 and facilitated the creation of the Collier County CRA. Debrah has a Masters Degree in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Please email me at Debrah.Forester@CollierCountyFL.gov
Christie has been the Operations Manager for Collier County Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) since 2015. She has worked for Collier County a total of 20 years, 12 with the CRA and eight 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 Community Redevelopment Agency at
Please email me at Christie.Betancourt@colliercountyFl.gov
Phone: 239-252-8850 or 239-867-0028