Wednesday, January 19th
Field Tour, New Orleans and Coastal Mississippi

Lobby, Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel


Bus Pickup


New Orleans, guided by Dr. Pam Jenkins, University of New Orleans


Visit Holy Cross neighborhood, Holy Cross Carbon Neutral Plan, Make It Right (Lower 9th), Bayou Bienvenue restoration, and Lower 9th Ward, with guidance from Doug Meffert, Tulane University.


Visit New Orleans East, Versailles community, Vietnamese community and Community Development Corporation, Inc.

11:20-12: 30

Drive to Waveland, Mississippi


Mississippi visits: Waveland, Gulfport, and Biloxi, guided by Tracie Sempier, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium; and Ronnie Schumann, University of South Carolina


Waveland, Mississippi. Visit with Mayor David Garcia and Fire Chief Mike Smith at Community Civic Center.


Windshield visits to localities in Waveland, Gulfport, Biloxi corridor.


Knight Nonprofit Center, 11975 Seaway Road Suite B250, Gulfport

Discussion about resilience topics:

Alice Graham, Executive Director, Mississippi Coast Interfaith Disaster Task Force

John Hosey, Disaster Behavioral Health Project Manager, Mississippi Coast Interfaith Disaster Task Force

John Kelly, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Gulfport

Rupert Lacy, Director, Harrison County Emergency Management Agency

Tom Lansford, Academic Dean and Professor, Political Science, University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast

Reilly Morse, Senior Attorney, Mississippi Center for Justice

Kimberly Nastasi, CEO, Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce

Tracie Sempier, Coastal Storms Outreach Coordinator, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium

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