A More Resilient Tampa

What should Tampa put first on the list of priorities for a more resilient Tampa? That can be up to you with the new Resilient Tampa Community Input Tool online now. We all have different concerns from where we can find a job, how to handle the next hurricane, or where to find affordable health care. When you click on that link you can let your voice be heard.

I had to opportunity to speak with Whit Remer, a south Tampa resident who became the city’s first sustainability and resiliency officer this past May. Taking that position while Tampa was also handling all that comes from fighting COVID-19 brings a separate set of challenges that become just another part of the job. He brings a wealth of experience to the position. Whit was part of a study on the environmental effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, along with learning about disaster preparedness working projects directly related to 2010′s Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The city of Tampa’s press release also noted his work as the Senior Manager of Federal Government Relations for the American Society of Civil Engineers. I

You’ll want to know more about his work and how you can make your voice heard with the Resilient Tampa Community Input Tool. It will only take a few minutes and your input is important, and appreciated. My thanks to Whit for his time, and welcome to our new job.

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