Awards Dinner Keynote Address
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CDT
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The U.S. Coast Guard's 8th District is essentially the entire Mississippi River basin. Planning for this enormous region involves many unique challenges. The range of stakeholders; from soverign Native American tribes to states and Metropolitan Planning Organizations, counties, cities, watershed groups, interagency federal collaborations, and citizen groups; is tremendous. The range of concerns; goods movement, security, development, erosion, flooding and diaster preparedness, law enforcement and crimre prevention, and preservation of historic and cultural resources; is equally daunting. Commander Keith Smith will discuss his approaches to these challenges. He will give managmeent insights into finding a firm middle ground among competing goals, and he will suggest ways in which coalitions can be made more effective at reaching their goals.
James Potter, email@example.com