Table hosts need to be well prepared for the complicated process of guiding residents through conversations about their parishes' respective futures in the face of increasing land loss and flood. Thanks to FFL's LEAD the Coast program that directly addresses such issues, community leaders learn to become better table hosts.
The parishwide meetings will allow residents to begin the process of drafting strategies based on the feedback generated during the community-meeting process. This will lead to the design of specific parishwide adaptation strategies with at least one project, program or policy that would be funded through LA SAFE—a planning initiative coordinated by the Louisiana Office of Community Development’s (OCD) Disaster Recovery Unit, in partnership with Foundation for Louisiana’s Coastal Resilience Leverage Fund.
In other staff news, Tanya Gulliver-Garcia has been promoted to Associate Director of Programs and Planning.Also, Liz Williams who has been promoted to Coastal Communities Resilience Director, while Rachelle Thomason has been named Programs Associate for our Coastal Resilience Leverage Fund after coming on board FFL as a fellow working under Williams.
Once the contractor and sub-contractors are set in place, project liaison Matty A. Williams said, construction could take between six to 18 months to complete on the site located on the historic LaSalle Street corridor near A.L. Davis Park — a landmark for Mardi Gras Indian events.
As we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the storm, the Administration will continue its all-of-Nation approach, with the President and members of his cabinet planning to visit impacted areas to highlight some of the many remarkable recovery and resilience stories across the region.