Awards Dinner Keynote Address

APA Federal Planning Division


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.


Keith Smith

Commander Smith is the Chief of the U.S. Coast Guard's District Eight Operational Planning Branch. Read More

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