City of Palm Bay Joins the East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative
By Space Coast Daily // October 30, 2019
City of Palm Bay's Sustainability Advisory Board will play a key role in partnership with the collaborative
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The City of Palm Bay has joined the growing list of regional partners in the East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative, representing local governments and agencies from four counties and 17 cities.
On October 23, Palm Bay City Manager Lisa Morrell joined members of the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council in downtown Orlando at the signing ceremony for the newly-formed East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative.
The City of Palm Bay’s Sustainability Advisory Board, who initiated Palm Bay’s involvement by bringing a memorandum of understanding to City Council in early October, will play a key role in the City’s partnership with the collaborative.
Last year, following the adoption of a resolution committing to regionalism, the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council created a program to unite regional partners to develop the East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative to strengthen the area’s ability to adapt to hazards, as well as changing economic, environmental, and social conditions.
The Planning Council identified three pillars under the resilience umbrella: Health and Equity, representing people; Infrastructure and Natural Environment, representing places; and Economic Resilience, representing financial security and prosperity.
In addition to the three pillars, topics such as reducing the regional carbon footprint, mitigating risks and vulnerabilities through emergency management, and increased sustainability efforts in the region were identified as key guiding principles.
The City of Palm Bay is looking forward to working with regional partners to plan and develop new approaches to improving our collective resilience.