South Florida Regional Planning Council to Hold a Community

Resilience Workshop in Islamorada on March 8, 2018

Lunch provided for those registered for the workshop

HOLLYWOOD, FL- The South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC), in partnership with Islamorada, Village of Islands, will hold a Community Resilience Workshop on March 8, 2018 from 12:30-3:00 p.m. at the Founders Park Community Center, 87000 Overseas Highway in Islamorada, FL 33036. The workshop will begin with registration and lunch at 12:30 p.m. This workshop is part of a Gulf of Mexico Alliance Grant which focuses on translating science into policy regarding sea-level rise and storm surge risks. The focus of the workshop is capacity building: identifying ways to improve the community's ability be resilient in the face of these hazards. At 1:00 p.m. SFRPC staff will present storm surge modeling results coinciding with current and projected future sea-level rise. Guest speakers Chris Bergh (The Nature Conservancy), Vicki Boguszewski, MPH (Chair of Monroe County Climate Change Advisory Committee Editorial Board), and a representative for Islamorada's disadvantaged residents will present how their work increases the adaptive capacity of Islamorada. The guest speakers will also participate in a panel discussion. 

 "We already face impacts from sea-level rise and storm surge here in the Florida Keys. If Hurricane Irma is any indication, the time is now to focus on resilience and ways in which we can be better prepared for the effects of climate change in the future. I urge business owners, elected officials, and stakeholders to attend this workshop and contribute to the conversation and visioning process," said Monroe County Commissioner and SFRPC Councilmember George Neugent.

This workshop is open to the public. A boxed lunch will be provided. Please register for the workshop here:

The SFRPC is a regional public policy and governmental agency created by Interlocal Agreement of Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward counties and Florida Statute.  Established in 1969, SFRPC's mission is to identify the long-term challenges and opportunities facing Southeast Florida and assist in the development and implementation of creative strategies that will result in prosperous, resilient and equitable communities, a healthier and cleaner environment and a more vibrant economy. Additional information about the Council can be found at

This meeting is open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all persons who are disabled and who need special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of that disability should contact the ADA Coordinator at or 305-664-6448 at least 48 hours before the scheduled meeting.


South Florida Regional Planning Council Contact:
Alyssa Wood, Regional Planner

Islamorada Contact:
Mary Swaney, Public Information Officer