St. John The Baptist Parish News Release




Round 5: Thanks for your
attendance and your feedback at our community meetings!​

Take advantage of extended deadline
to take online survey for your parish projects



As the community meetings conclude this week for the fifth and final round for Louisiana’s Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments over the course of December, we want to thank everyone who participated and made the meetings a true celebration of the parishes and the work that has been done since the beginning of this process. For residents who could not attend their parish meeting, we are providing an opportunity to ensure that everyone can review the pilot projects being considered and evaluate them for consideration.

This month, residents have been attending meetings across all six of the parishes: Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany and Terrebonne parishes. If you were unable to attend your parish meeting, we still want your feedback.

Surveys that mirror the information and evaluation opportunities at these meetings are available online. We ask that if you could not attend a meeting that you review each of the six proposed pilot projects in the parish in your parish, consider their value and then rank them accordingly.

In order to ensure that every resident has an opportunity to offer feedback, we have extended the deadline for each parish. Please check out these new, extended deadlines to complete the online survey, in chronological order of their respective meeting dates, followed by their survey links:

Terrebonne Parish — Dec. 28, 2017
Click on the survey link here 

Jefferson Parish —Dec. 29, 2017
Click on the survey link here

St. John the Baptist Parish — Jan. 2, 2018
Click on the survey link here 

St. Tammany Parish — Jan. 3, 2018
Click on the survey link here

Lafourche Parish — Jan. 9, 2018
Click on the survey link here 

Plaquemines Parish — Jan. 10, 2018
Click on the survey link here

You also can review the six proposed pilot project boards for each parish here.

Thank you in advance for your feedback. We’re excited about what we will plan together for the future of Louisiana.

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LA SAFE is managed by the Louisiana Office of Community Development’s Disaster Recovery Unit in partnership with the Foundation for Louisiana’s Coastal Resilience Leverage Fund. Here is a complete list of the meetings in each of the six parishes.


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LA SAFE is a planning process to develop a common vision with coastal residents intended to guide parish-specific decision-making in coming decades relative to projected flood risks. The Louisiana Office of Community Development’s Disaster Recovery Unit, in partnership with the Foundation for Louisiana’s Coastal Resilience Leverage Fund and the elected leadership of each parish, is coordinating the LA SAFE planning initiative. The planning process is a key step in the implementation of LA SAFE, a $40 million initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Once plans are developed, the LA SAFE team will use the balance of funds to invest in proposed programs and projects. LA SAFE is a community-focused resilience and adaptation policy framework complementing the state’s Coastal Master Plan.

About Foundation for Louisiana
The mission of Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) is to invest in people and practices that reduce vulnerability and build stronger, more sustainable communities statewide. FFL’s partnership with the State of Louisiana on the launch of the planning process of LA SAFE builds on FFL’s extensive work in coastal communities and its commitment to equitable and inclusive planning. Working within the Coastal Resiliency Leverage Fund and through the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Foundation began work in the summer and fall of 2016 on its LEAD the Coast initiative, which supported Plaquemines Parish residents in the design of their own coastal community engagement and planning process. Since its founding in 2005, FFL has invested $41.5 million in more than 200 mission-critical nonprofit organizations working throughout the state towards rebuilding a better Louisiana.







Louisiana Division of Administration
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