Sea Level RIse and Flooding: Planning and Law for Local Governments

APA Florida Chapter, First Coast Section


Friday, September 23, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. EDT

Jacksonville, FL, United States

CM | 5
L | 1.50

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This workshop will
 Provide a brief overview of sea-level rise and flooding projections
 Outline key infrastructure and financial challenges
 Show examples of pro-active local government assessment of vulnerabilities through data collection and analysis
 Give an overview of financial and regulatory challenges
 Outline key legal issues and potential responses
 Present detailed information on recent state law changes
 Discuss the of importance of engaging the public
 Offer attendees a discussion-forum format to interact with presenters

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Reuben Franklin

Confirmed Speaker

Reuben is a St. Augustine native, University of Florida graduate in Civil Engineering and is the Stormwater Engineer for the City of St. Augustine. He is a licensed professional engineer and certified floodplain manager. He is recently married and is active in the local running club and is often seen ... Read More

Margo Moehring, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Margo Moehring, AICP, is Director of Policy at the Northeast Florida Regional Council and Executive Director of the Regional Community Institute of Northeast Florida, Inc. She joined Regional Council staff as Director of Policy in January 2008. She led efforts to establish a 50 year vision for growth and development ... Read More

Jason Evans

Confirmed Speaker

Dr. Jason M. Evans is Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Stetson University and Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Environmental Management. Trained as a landscape and systems ecologist, he is broadly interested in the management, design, and governance of nature's interfaces with modern human society. Most of Dr. Evans ... Read More

Courtney Barker

Confirmed Speaker

Courtney Barker was appointed City Manager for Satellite Beach in April 2013. As a longtime resident in Satellite Beach, she has been involved with several groups such as Satellite Beach United Methodist as the Chair for the Finance Committee. She has also volunteered her time for the Planning & Zoning Board ... Read More

Erin Deady, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Erin L. Deady, P.A. specializes in sustainability, climate, environmental, land use, water law and securing grants for clients. Clients include local governments, Special Districts, private sector, agricultural and Tribal entities specializing in development and regulatory issues, Gulf of Mexico & Everglades Restoration, energy finance tools, code development and all types ... Read More

sean reiss

Confirmed Speaker

Sean Reiss is a planning analyst at Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). He coordinates the State’s Community Resiliency Initiative, a five-year project to integrate adaptation to potential sea level rise into current planning mechanisms including the local comprehensive plan, local hazard mitigation plan, and local post-disaster redevelopment plan ... Read More

Thomas Ruppert

Confirmed Speaker

Thomas Ruppert, coastal planning specialist at the Florida Sea Grant College Program, is a licensed attorney developing legal and policy analysis for local governments on aspects of adaptive planning for sea-level rise, community resilience, and associated long-term challenges and opportunities for Florida’s coastal communities. Areas of expertise include federal ... Read More

Alex Stewart

Confirmed Speaker

Alex Stewart is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law and a freelance attorney in the Tampa Bay area. Alex has always been enamored with the outdoors, likely due to his upbringing near the Cherokee National Forest and helping out on the family farm in Eastern Tennessee. He is ... Read More

Patrick Mccormack

Confirmed Speaker

PATRICK F. MCCORMACK, Esq., has served as County Attorney for St. Johns County, Florida, since 2006. Previously, Mr. McCormack was the Deputy County Attorney for Flagler County, Florida, and had served as an Assistant County Attorney in St. Johns County. In the private sector, Mr. McCormack practiced land use law ... Read More