One Parish, One Future: Building Back Better & Stronger!
Video provided at http://www.fema.gov/medialibrary/media_records/12761
National Disaster Recovery Framework Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) for Community Recovery
St. John the Baptist Parish and FEMA have developed a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) for Community Recovery based on the National Disaster Recovery Framework. This new framework was created to assist communities in the development of a long-term plan for recovery and sustainability following a disaster. Although the parish continues to seek funding for damages caused by Hurricane Isaac, this funding typically restores structures to pre-storm conditions without mitigating against future damages. This committee was established to recommend improvements that foster resiliency with intentions of seeking funding through federal and state agencies, foundations and other public and private partnerships.
The goal of the CAC was to help establish a community-based, post-disaster vision for the Parish in the next five to ten years. It also identified projects and project funding strategies best suited to achieve that vision, while developing local mechanisms along with state and federal partnerships to implement those projects.
The advisory committee consists of a chairperson and co-chairperson of six committees including: Community Planning & Capacity, Infrastructure, Health and Social Services, Housing, Natural and Cultural Resources and Economics. The chairperson and co-chairperson of each sub-committee are responsible for recruiting members to serve on their committee.
Anyone interested in becoming involved with the CAC is asked to contact Raymond Goodman at 985-652-9569.
St. John the Baptist Parish CAC received final approval of the Community Recovery Strategy and can be viewed here.