At the request of our member governments, the Forum is designed to offer a venue for local government elected officials to share experiences or challenges faced before, during and after Hurricane Irma with a goal of developing initiatives for a legislative action plan that will be submitted to the Governor and the Bay Area Legislative Delegation (BALD) for consideration.


The Council recognizes the challenges Hurricane Irma presented to the Tampa Bay region and is desirous of assisting member governments by identifying specific needs that can be conveyed to the State Legislature as the Fiscal year 2018 budget is being developed. 


“As we embark on our 56th year as a Regional Planning Council, we will continue to strive to help shape our region as a vibrant, exciting place that fosters emergency preparedness and uses our diversity as a strength to keep the citizens of our region safe during major storm events.” - Sean T. Sullivan, TBRPC Executive Director

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