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Reconnecting Lee: The National Flood Insurance Program and Changes in Coastal Risk Factors
August 26, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
MEMO | ADVISORY
- WHO: Jason Green, Planning Manager, Weiler Engineering
- WHAT: Reconnecting Lee – “The National Flood Insurance Program and Changes in Coastal Risk Factors”
- WHEN: August 26, 2016, 12:00-1:30PM
- WHERE: Location: Downtown Fort Myers Library, Room AB
- COST: Free and Open to the Public
- FREE LUNCH: Provided by Florida APA Promised Lands Section. *RSVP Required (Email [email protected]).
- AICP CREDITS: 1.5 AICP/CM Credits Approved
PROGRAM INFORMATION AND DETAILS
In the face of remarkable growth and urbanization in southwest Florida, communities face the daunting challenge of implementing sound land use policy and preparing for changes in climate impacts. Floodplain management and local land use policies have a direct impact on the economic and social wellbeing of our communities, as well as safety. This presentation will explore the history of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), offer examples of how land use decisions today will impact affordability tomorrow, review how local decisions on land development policies can dramatically impact a community’s safety, and examine steps that can be taken to become more resilient and safe.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jason Green is the Planning Manager for Weiler Engineering in Punta Gorda. He is responsible for project management for public and private projects as well as business development and marketing. He has over 14 years of experience in land use and public policy, nine of which was spent in the public sector for multiple jurisdictions. For the past five years, he has worked on a variety of public and private projects across planning and engineering fields.
He has a B.A. in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and an M.P.A. from Florida Gulf Coast University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the American Planning Association, and the Florida Floodplain Managers Association; a Certified Floodplain Manager through the Association of State Floodplain Managers; and Treasurer for the APA Florida Promised Lands Section.
Recent work has been devoted to bridging the gap between floodplain management and land use policy. As a member of the FFMA Coastal Committee, he was a key contributor to a white paper developed to identify issues and solutions related to restrooms at public beaches. Jason managed WEC staff’s input on building code and structural design requirements and assisted in presenting the white paper findings at both Florida and national conferences.
He is currently serving as the Project Manager for Charlotte County and Assistant Project Manager for Sarasota County’s Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) program to update coastal flood insurance rate maps through FEMA and FEMA partners.
ABOUT RECONNECTING LEE
Reconnecting Lee is a group that advocates for new urbanist concepts, including transit-oriented design for Lee County’s emerging urban core. Learn more at www.reconnectinglee.com. RSVP required to [email protected].