Resilient Virginia Spring Online Resiliency Academy Session 2 - Community Action: Tools for Resiliency Planning, April 7, 1 pm ET

  • 7 April 2022 To 21 March 2022
  • Start time : 01:00 PM
  • End time : 02:30 PM
  • Event Host : Resilient Virginia
resilient Virginia, sustainable communities
Event Description

Resilient Virginia's Spring 2022 Resiliency Academy series consists of 4 sessions that focus on the four components of a resilient community that are championed by Resilient Virginia:
  • Economic Activities
  • Community Action
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Infrastructure and Buildings

The second session is on April 7, with an Community Action session focusing on Tools for Resiliency Planning. 

Additional sessions include:

  • Ecosystem Services: Green Infrastructure Utilized, May 12
  • Infrastructure and Buildings: Transportation Progress Report, June 9

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Resilient Virginia
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Mari Radford, Community Planning Lead, Mitigation Division, FEMA Region 3

      Mari will discuss pre- and post- disaster resources such as their National Risk Index tool, FMA and BRIC funding, and the Advanced Assistance Grant (through BRIC funding) that local communities can use for technical assistance in assessing risks and needs.

      Matt Dalon, Program Manager, Coastal Master Resiliency Plan, DCR

      Matt will provide background information on the development of the Plan, a review of infrastructure projects identified as priorities in coastal communities, and options for funding these projects as the plan is implemented.

      Debbie Messmer, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

      Debbie will inform participants about the recipients of the BRIC and FMA funding from FEMA, and the upcoming timeframe and focus of the next round of funding for mitigation and adaptation projects.

      Shana Udvardy, Climate Resilience Analyst, the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Climate & Energy Program

      Shana will review the resiliency-related aspects of the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (aka Bipartisan Infrastructure Act) and other federal legislation, such as the National Adaptation and Resilience Strategy Act, which was recently introduced.
  • Cost
    • $25 per session or $75 for all four sessions.
      Resilient Virginia Members receive FREE registration to all Academy sessions
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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