SCDRP Winter Meeting 2020

Join us for the SCDRP Annual Meeting, January 28-29, 2020 Jacksonville, FL.


Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with resilience and recovery professionals and academics in the region as we work together to strengthen multi-sector partnerships to achieve success in improving disaster recovery, developing resilience strategies, and discuss lessons learned from recent events.  


Are you interested in getting your organization noticed among regional disaster resilience and recovery professionals?  Download the Flyer HERE  to select ways you can get noticed and show your support of the SCDRP!  

Many thanks to the following sponsors for their support of the SCDRP and this year's event!

Meeting Location


Lexington Hotel & Conference Center, Jacksonville Riverwalk

1515 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Tuesday, January 28, 2019

Wednesday, January 29, 2019


Register today and be a part of developing and strengthening the expanding network of resilience and recovery professionals in the Southeast and Caribbean region. Please note that we cannot issue refunds for registration fees.

Standard Registration - $250

Registration includes coffee, light breakfast options, a full lunch, snacks for the two days, and an evening reception on January 28.

Student / Local Government - $100

A discounted rate is available for students and local government employees. Registration includes coffee, light breakfast options, a full lunch, snacks for the two days, and an evening reception on January 28.


To book at the SCDRP Room-Block rate* 

PLEASE BOOK BY CALLING THE NUMBER BELOW.  Notify the reservations agent that you are booking under the "SCDRP Room Block". If you have any issues or require assistance, please contact


Call 904.396.5100 to reserve a room under the "SCDRP Room Block"  


BOOKING DEADLINE for special conference rate:  Monday, January 13, 2020


*All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card or, if applicable, a first night’s room & tax will be charged.  Special room block rate of $96/night (not including taxes) is available from January 27-30, 2020

Meeting Outline

Below is the tentative agenda for the meeting. Information will be updated as it becomes available and times / content are subject to change. All meeting sessions will be located at the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center, Jacksonville Riverwalk.

DAY 1: Tuesday, January, 28 2020

8:00 - 8:45 AM        Registration

9:00 - 9:50 AM        KEYNOTE: Dr. Julia Nesheiwat, Chief Resilience Officer, Florida Governor's Office

10:00 - 12:15 AM     SESSION: SCDRP State Resilience Projects and Activities

                                       Dr. Amanda Martin, Deputy Chief Resilience Officer, NC Emergency Management;  

                                       Dave Perry, Risk Management Program Manager, SC Emergency Management Division;  

                                       Jennifer Kline, Coastal Hazards Specialist, GA Dept. of Natural Resources Coastal Resources;    

                                       Steve Detweiler, Whole Community Recovery Planner, Miami-Dade Cnty Emergency Mgnmt;

                                       Rick Devoe, Director, South Carolina Sea Grant.

12:15 - 1:00 PM        Lunch w/ Presentation: Jennifer John, Jacksonville University

1:00 - 2:20 PM         SCDRP Strategic Planning Session: Partnership Development

                                       Geno Olmi, Coordinator, NOAA Southeast and Caribbean Regional Team

                                       Member Activity:  Input Session

2:30 - 4:15 PM        SESSION: Recovery Support Function (RSF) - Community Planning & Capacity Building (CPCB )

                                       Mayor Ellen Glasser, City of Atlantic Beach, FL  

                                       Michael Boylan, Jacksonville City Councilman & Chair of NE FL Long-Term Recovery Organization

                                       Michael Cullum, Chief Resilience Officer, City of St. Augustine, FL    

                                       Dr. Myra Shird, Federal Coordinating Officer, FEMA Region IV;

                                       Leda Khoury, Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator, FEMA Region IV

4:15- 5:00 PM           SCDRP Strategic Planning Activity Report-Out and Vote

5:00 PM                      Day 1 Meeting Adjourns


5:30-7:00 PM           Social at the Topsider   

DAY 2: Wednesday, January, 29 2020

8:00 - 8:45 AM        Registration and Coffee


9:00 - 9:45 AM        Presentation: The Resilience305 Plan,  Jim Murley, Chief Resilience Officer, Miami-Dade County


9:45 - 10:30 AM      SESSION: The Foundation of Short- and Long-Term Recovery and  Rebuilding

                                      Michael Rimoldi, MPA, CBO, CFM (invited)

                                      Alex Cary, NAHB Single Family Builders Committee Member

                                      Mike LeCorgne, BuildSOS, Board Secretary

10:45-12:00 PM     SCDRP Strategic Planning Activity: Charting the Future of the SCDRP 

12:00 - 1:00 PM      Lunch (Topsider)

1:00 - 2:00 PM       SESSION: Putting Research into Practice 

                                     Jeff King, Engineering with Nature, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

                                     Jan MacKinnon, Coastal & Ocean Management Program Manager, GA Dept. of Natural Resources

2:00 - 3:10 PM       SESSION: Regional Needs for Disaster Resilience and Recovery

                                      Hilary Lohmann, Coastal Resilience Coordinator, Dept. of Planning and Natural Resources, USVI

                                      Dr. Duane DeFreese, Executive Director, IRL Council & Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program

                                      Jon Philipsborn, Associate Vice President, Climate Adaptation Practice Director, AECOM

                                      Dr. Leslee Keys, Director of Historic Preservation and Assistant Professor, Flagler College, FL

3:15 - 4:30 PM         SESSION: Accessing Funding Streams for Disaster Resilience and Recovery

                                       David Vandewater, Senior Program Manager, Hazard Mitigation Division, FEMA Region IV

                                       Greg Vaday, Economic Development Representative, Economic Development Administration

                                       Frank McNally, Deputy Director, Disaster Recovery and Special Issues Division, HUD 


4:30-4:50 PM          Meeting Wrap-up and Next Steps

4:50-5:00 PM          Closeout/Evaluation

5:00 PM                      Meeting Adjourns

Meeting Contact

Email Barbara Bischof at if you have any questions.

Please note, limited registration and travel support are available. We do not want to miss anyone at our workshop for lack of funds to attend. Contact Barbara for more information.

Funding for this project is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Award No. NA16NOS4730007) through the Coastal States Stewardship Foundation to the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA). Updated 02/13/2020