Participate in the Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition
Local elected officials — through the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council — have recently formed a Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition (TBRRC) to increase collaboration on resilience planning to address extreme weather and future climate risks. Organizations working in Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota counties are invited to participate. By becoming a Resiliency Coalition Partner, your organization will have the opportunity to provide input on community vulnerability and empowerment, housing, energy resiliency, green infrastructure, and business resiliency. To learn more, read the Memorandum of Understanding.
Sign up to Become a Resiliency Coalition Partner
Capital Improvement & Finance
Community & Engagement
The Tampa Bay Regional Resilience Coalition recognizes the value of using data and GIS to inform and empower local governments. The Coalition has created a Geospatial Data Workgroup to increase collaboration, standards, and data sharing throughout our region.
The Workgroup will help define local priorities, regional strategies, and provide relevant parties with current and essential information. It will meet with other Workgroup leads to identify areas of geographic data needs, inventories, identify commonalities and differences between data. It will also consider regional symbology, visualizations, presentations and apps, and develop recommendations for the Coalition to support enhanced decision making.
Public and private sector representatives are welcome. We seek a diversity of professional backgrounds such as land development, public health, housing and building, to environmental scientists, planners, and other professions.
Click here to sign up. For more information, please contact the data workgroup leader, David Morehead, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-748-4501 ext. 3622 or CJ Reynolds, at email@example.com.
Planning & Policy
Resilient Shorelines & Spaces
The Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition’s Management and Planning Committee is forming a Resilient Shorelines and Spaces (RSAS) Workgroup to address imminent changes and impacts to the economic and environmental value of shorelines as a result of sea level rise (SLR). The RSAS will be developing recommendations, guidelines, and standards in a collaborative effort to provide adaptive strategies for shoreline protection and improvement for all the local jurisdictions that have signed on to the TBRRC.
The workgroup will address the needs, standards, locations, and use of living shorelines, seawalls, construction, green and open space, drainage, wetlands, environmental restoration, and the policies that impact them, among other matters that are and will be experiencing changes resulting from SLR.
A coordinated effort is essential to the sustainability of all local jurisdictions with economic and environmental interests in the vital area where the land meets the sea. Utilizing a collaborative effort, the RSAS will address the effects of SLR at developed and undeveloped locations as well as areas suitable for redevelopment. Thus, the Workgroup is seeking agency experts, academic researchers, private consultants or others interested in being a part of the RSAS that have technical or program responsibilities in engineering, environmental resources, floodplain management, planning, permitting, or policy analysis.
Risk Assessment & Frameworks