The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium in collaboration with the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program are seeking proposals from coastal communities for technical assistance to address a priority need related to resilience. Communities that are ready to take action will form a team with local knowledge experts that can work with the Resilience Expert Team to produce realistic solutions. This approach promotes a dynamic resilience response to individual community needs while formalizing a process that is flexible and can be tailored to other situations and municipalities.
Learn how to reach your city’s potential with today’s most effective tools and ideas presented by the nation’s leading practitioners in an efficient two-day format.
You will have access to this rare collection of accomplished faculty, as well as connect with other attendees who are community leaders facing similar challenges.
The relationships you build and the information you receive will permit you to enhance your community’s character, use city building as an economic development tool, and combat the specialization and professional silos that make city building a challenge in your community.
Congratulations to Ginger Maddox on her newly earned AICP!
Ginger Maddox is the Planning Division Manager for the City of Hattiesburg. She has been with the City of Hattiesburg since 2013. In addition to now being an AICP member, she is a Certified Floodplain Manager and an active member of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Planning Association, serving as the secretary of the Executive Committee.
Matthew Hinton joined the City of Brandon as city planner in January 2017. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Geosciences from Mississippi State University, and a master’s degree in Community Planning from Auburn University. Matthew earned a certificate of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing from State before taking part in Auburn University’s Urban Studio Small Town Design Initiative. A native of Rankin County, he has returned home to Mississippi following three years of planning work in the Mobile, Alabama area. Matthew’s duties include code enforcement and zoning administration, as well as plan reviews and long-range planning.
Join Us for Part 1 and Share Your Local Knowledge Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College—
Every day, communities, agencies, and managers make choices about local infrastructure and resources. Climate tools can visualize impacts of heat, drought, flooding, and sea level rise and help you plan for a more resilient future. But, finding and choosing the right tool can be overwhelming. We’re creating a new online decision-support tree to help—the first of its kind in the Gulf. To get started, we need your input to make the decision-support tree and website a success. During this half-day meeting, tell us about: 1) the impact of climate related issues important to your community, 2) how you are using climate tools/models, and 3) the features that will help you make better choices when using our new online decision-support tree. Free lunch provided