Regional Resiliency Action Plan

Funded by:

Staff Contact:

CJ Reynolds 
Director of Resiliency & Engagement 
(727) 570-5151 ext. 30 
cjreynolds@tbrpc.org 

Staff Contact:

Cara Woods Serra, AICP, CFM
Comprehensive Resiliency Planner
(727) 570-5151 ext. 28
cara@tbrpc.org

Regional Action Plan

BACKGROUND

In October 2018, county and local government elected officials from throughout the Tampa Bay Region voted to sign a memorandum of agreement creating the Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition. The MOU calls for the creation of a Regional Action Plan with strategies for coordinated regional preparation for and adaption to a rapidly changing global environment. The MOU also calls for the plan to identify funding strategies at the local, state and federal levels for mitigation and adaptation actions to deal with those impacts.

DRAFT CHAPTERS & DOCUMENTS

Regional Resiliency Action Plan Update through 12/9/2021

CONTEXT FOR READING THE OBJECTIVES AND ACTIONS

The Regional Resiliency Action Plan is intended to serve as a guiding framework and provide a menu of best practices, which will be implemented locally and together as a region. TBRPC staff reviewed resiliency plans, recommendations and frameworks used around the country and state to identify promising practices that would work in our region. The TBRPC staff also received recommendations on best practices being implemented in region – so the plan builds on the priorities and work of member governments. The plan defines regional collaboration and actions that will enhance consistency in implementation across jurisdictions.

The actions reflect a compilation of best practices, are voluntary and should be viewed by local governments as recommendations.

Recognizing that Coalition members have different levels of resources and are at different stages in resilience planning, the plan is designed to support local governments from small to large. It includes a range of actions which will enable local governments to implement “low hanging fruit” and new innovative approaches.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND STAKEHOLDER INPUT ON THE DRAFT PLAN 

Stakeholder feedback is essential to ensure the proposed actions match local and regional priorities. The ownership of the plan belongs to the member governments of the Resiliency Coalition. As such the top priority is ensuring that the plan aligns with the priorities of member governments and is supported by the Coalition Partners.

The TBRPC asks that member government staff conduct meetings for interdepartmental teams for review, forward to staff who have not been able to participate in the workshops and share the plan with relevant advisory boards.

Coalition Partners, community stakeholders, and subject matter experts are invited to provide comments. Your input will help to ensure the plan aligns with leading practices, is consistent with leading academic research, federal and state agency goals, and supports the priorities of organizations serving the communities in the region.

HOW TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK

Click on the links above to download the Regional Resiliency Action Plan Draft in Word or PDF format. Please use the add comments in Adobe PDF.

When reviewing the goals, objectives and actions, please include the number. Feel free to provide specific copy edits to help enhance public understanding. You can also indicate actions that should be consolidated or removed. Or you may also propose new actions.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact Cara Woods Serra (cara@tbrpc.org) or CJ Reynolds (cjreynolds@tbrpc.org).