CANCELLED - From Devastation to Recovery - Community Rebuilding After Sandy

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Meadowlands Environment Center

2 De Korte Plaza

Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

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Thank you for your interest in the long-term planning workshop, From Devastation to Recovery - Community Rebuilding After Sandy. Unfortunately, the May 1 event has been cancelled.

We will be sending out links to the presentations given at the April 20 event in Toms River, NJ.

If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Jordan.

Featuring nationally known recovery practitioners and NJ experts in community resiliency and planning

This practitioner-driven workshop is designed for mayors, governing body and planning and zoning board members, municipal managers, and business administrators from communities that experienced significant physical damage from Superstorm Sandy.

It offers the opportunity to learn from elected and appointed officials recognized for their excellent work in helping their communities, urban neighborhoods, and states recover and rebuild from both the flooding and other hurricane damage that occrued due to hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Gustav, among others.


9:00 – 9:15:


9:15 – 10:05:

Leveraging Experience - Mississippi's Route to Recovery
Jon Mabry, COO, Disaster Recovery Division, Mississippi Development Authority
Lee Youngblood, Communications Director, Mississippi Development Authority

10:05 – 10:45:

Community and Master Planning Post Sandy
Visualizing Coastal Flooding Vulnerabilities and Palnning for Resiliency
Dr. Richard G. Lathrop, Jr., Director, Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis and Professor of Environmental Monitoring, Cook College, Rutgers

10:45 – 11:00:


11:00 – 12:30:

Recovery as a Process: Case Studies of the Broadmoor Neighborhood of New Orleans and the City of Lake Charles, Louisiana
The Honorable Randy Roach, Mayor, Lake Charles, Louisiana
The Honorable LaToya Cantrell, Councilmember, New Orleans City Council

12:30 – 1:15:


1:30 – 2:30:

Zoning and Land Use Issues for Impacted Communities
David G. Roberts PP, AICP, LLA, RLA, Senior Associate, Maser Consulting, P.A.
Tom Collins, Esq., Vogel, Chait, Collins and Schneider

2:30 – 3:30:

Rehabilitation and Redevelopment Tools for Impacted Communities
Stan Slachetka, Associate and Planning Group Manager, T&M Associates
Patrick Dwyer, Esq.

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Meadowlands Environment Center

2 De Korte Plaza

Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

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Organizer New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

Organizer of CANCELLED - From Devastation to Recovery - Community Rebuilding After Sandy

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is a State agency created to provide administrative guidance, financial support and technical assistance to local governments, community development organizations, businesses and individuals to improve the quality of life in New Jersey.

DCA offers a wide range of programs and services that respond to issues of public concern including fire and building safety, housing production, community planning and development, and local government management and finance.

DCA's programs and services are provided through the following Divisions:

  • Division of Codes and Standards
  • Division of Housing and Community Resources
  • Division of Fire Safety
  • Division of Local Government Services

DCA is closely affiliated with the following agencies:

  • Government Records Council
  • New Jersey Historic Trust
  • New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
  • New Jersey Meadowlands Commission
  • New Jersey Redevelopment Authority
  • Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) Program

New Jersey Local Planning Services partners with communities to develop cost-effective strategies and solutions for the successful achievement of local land use and administrative goals. Our professional multidisciplinary staff offers general, land use and housing planning services at no cost to local government.

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