Recovery Assistance & Mitigation Planning

Recovery Planner Jennifer Gerbasi


Final LA SAFE Community Meeting Wednesday, December 6

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:47 pm

The final LA SAFE community meeting is next Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Civic Center.  Please see below for the full announcement.

Round 5: Why we need you there!

Wednesday, Dec. 6 (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.) — Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma

The fifth and final round of community meetings for Louisiana’s Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments is just around the corner. We hope you will join us to evaluate the potential proposals that make the most sense in your parish.

The planning team has worked with residents, parish officials, NGO partners and other supporters of this initiative to narrow down the list of potential proposals in Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany and Terrebonne parishes.

What will this Round 5 meeting look like? You will have an opportunity to review six pilot proposals developed over the course of the previous four meetings. (See graphic here.) LA SAFE planning team members will be on hand to answer your questions about the projects before you select your preference.

As an added bonus, food, art and music from your parish will be available for your enjoyment. (Learn more about our work in Terrebonne Parish here.)

Not only do we hope you will join us, we also hope you will help us spread the word about the meeting. Please tell your friends and neighbors, forward this email, and download and pass around these push cards and flyers that are custom-designed for your parish!

We’re excited to wrap up this last round of meetings on a celebratory note and move forward with the selection of your project. Thanks in advance for your continued interest and we look forward to seeing you!

LA SAFE is a planning process to develop a common vision with coastal residents intended to guide parish-specific decision-making in coming decades relative to projected flood risks. The Louisiana Office of Community Development’s Disaster Recovery Unit, in partnership with the Foundation for Louisiana’s Coastal Resilience Leverage Fund and the elected leadership of the parish, is coordinating the LA SAFE planning initiative. The planning process is a key step in the implementation of LA SAFE, a $40 million initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Once plans are developed, the LA SAFE team will use the balance of funds to invest in proposed programs and projects. LA SAFE is a community-focused resilience and adaptation policy framework complementing the state’s Coastal Master Plan.

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About Foundation for Louisiana
The mission of Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) is to invest in people and practices that reduce vulnerability and build stronger, more sustainable communities statewide. FFL’s partnership with the State of Louisiana on the launch of the planning process of LA SAFE builds on FFL’s extensive work in coastal communities and its commitment to equitable and inclusive planning. Working within the Coastal Resiliency Leverage Fund and through the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Foundation began work in the summer and fall of 2016 on its LEAD the Coast initiative, which supported Plaquemines Parish residents in the design of their own coastal community engagement and planning process. Since its founding in 2005, FFL has invested $41.5 million in more than 200 mission-critical nonprofit organizations working throughout the state towards rebuilding a better Louisiana.

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Louisiana Division of Administration
Office of Community Development, Disaster Recovery Unit
1201 N. Third Street, Suite 7-210    Baton Rouge, LA 70802



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