Meetings conclude through December in Jefferson, LaFourche, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany and Terrebonne parishes.
The result of two months of research and planning, these draft strategies follow a third round of meetings at the parish level, where residents engaged in interactive roundtable activities that showed the LA SAFE team what types of projects, programs and policy recommendations work best for their parish.
SPARCC is a three-year, $90 million initiative that challenges the six final cities to create more just outcomes for all residents while focusing on three key areas of need: racial equity, climate resiliency and health. The ChallengeNOLA coalition represented New Orleans as one of 10 cities in the U.S. invited to compete in the first stage of the competition which narrowed the field to eight cities. The final results will be announced in December.
Williams will work directly with the Coastal Resiliency Advisory Committee and FFL’s partners and allies to generate effective practice and policy strategies. She also will lead the development of the Coastal Resiliency Leverage Fund.