For the past five years, members of the Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition (The Coalition) have been working together to maximize regional efforts for mitigation and adaptation to the effects of climate change in their communities.
On October 9, 2023, members of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council’s Resiliency Coalition Steering Committee celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Coalition’s MOU Signing Ceremony. As part of this celebration, organizations that have previously sponsored the Regional Resiliency Summit were invited to celebrate and be recognized for their contributions over the past five years.
In the first five years of The Coalition, the first Regional Resiliency Action Plan was adopted as a roadmap for regional collaboration and local consistency. The Coalition also adopted the model shoreline ordinance template to facilitate consistency across jurisdictions when implementing tidal flood barriers such as seawalls and living shorelines.
The celebration of five years of success will continue at this year’s Regional Resiliency Summit, which will highlight success stories from throughout the region.