Peer Learning

Gulf Coast Resilient Communities Program: Implementing Resilience at the Community Scale

New Orleans, LA | November 12-13, 2013

Peer Learning Recap

The Gulf Coast Resilient Communities Program was an eight-month program designed to build the capacity of six local communities in the Gulf Coast to implement practical resilience measures. This workshop was the second of two workshops planned for the program; it provided an opportunity for community teams to share their resilience plans and refine a six-month action plan to implement new tools, strategies and approaches learned at the workshop.

The event also brought together some of the leading academic and non-profit organizations to share their work and insights and network with community teams.

Photo credit: finchlake2000

 



Presenters, Advisors, and Staff:

Mike Crowley, Senior Program Officer, U.S. Climate & Environment Team, Institute for Sustainable Communities
Dr. Lynne Carter, Associate Director and Program Manager, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program
Grace Aaron, Consultant
Kristin Greger, Community Rating System Coordinator, City of Biloxi, MS
Christy LeBatard, City Engineer, City of Biloxi, MS
Rick Stickler, Floodplain Administrator, City of Biloxi, MS
Pam Mattingly, Assistant Planning Director, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, LA
Laurie Cormier, Assistant Planner and Coastal Zone Manager, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, LA
Ryan Bourriaque, Associate Parish Administrator, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, LA
Rebecca Broussard, Director, Vermilion Parish OHSEP, Vermilion Parish Police Jury, LA
Carolyn Bessard, Assistant Administrator, Vermilion Parish Police Jury, LA
Sabrina Guidry, Permit Specialist, Vermilion Parish Police Jury, LA
Kara Bonsall, Coastal Zone Administrator, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, LA
Myles Hebert, Flood Plain Administrator and Chief Building Code Official, Cameron Parish Police Jury, LA
Mayor Patsy Parker, Town of Perdido Beach, AL
Mike Shelton, Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, AL
Jeff DeQuattro, The Nature Conservancy, AL
Brad Bebee, Director, Public Works, Town of Iowa, LA
Angela Jouett, Director Calcasieu Parish Medical Reserve Corps, LA
Chad Leister, Environmental Consultant, Leister Consulting Company
Sandi Miller, Chief, Iowa Volunteer Fire Department, LA
Mayor Carol Ponthieux, Town of Iowa, LA
Willie Thomas, Executive Officer, Town of Iowa Police Department, LA
Jon Truxillo, Coastal Scientist, LDNR Office of Coastal Management, LA
Sandra Turley, Town Clerk, Town of Iowa, LA
Nathaly Agosto Fillion, Program Officer, Institute for Sustainable Communities
Becky Allee, Senior Scientist, NOAA Gulf Coast Services Center
Jeannette Dubinin, Project Manager, Center for Planning Excellence
Melissa Daigle, Research Associate & Resiliency Specialist, Louisiana Sea Grant
Pamela Jenkins, Professor, University of New Orleans
Katrina Durbak, City / Regional Planner, LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio
Cindy O’Neal, Louisiana NFIP State Coordinator, LA DOTD
Angela Lawson, Louisiana Office of Community Development

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

An international nonprofit organization, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) has 26 years of practical experience working with local leaders to accelerate climate change and sustainability solutions. ISC’s programs are designed to facilitate peer learning and engagement among local leaders charged with the work of making their communities more sustainable. ISC has led more than 110 projects in 30 countries, and currently works in Asia and the United States. Learn more at: http://www.iscvt.org/

Sponsors

Communities teams worked together to share their resilience plans and refine a six-month action plan. The event also brought together some of the leading academic and nonprofit organizations to share their work and insights and network with community teams.

Team Name:
City of Biloxi, Mississippi
City of Biloxi, Mississippi
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Team Name:
Town of Iowa, Louisiana
Town of Iowa, Louisiana
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Team Name:
Town of Perdido Beach, Alabama
Town of Perdido Beach, Alabama
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RELATED RESOURCES

A Resource Guide that includes Gulf Coast Resilient Communities' team profiles.


A review of the South Central U.S. Hazard and Climate Change Planning Assessment and the National Climate Assessment.