Workshops scheduled for later this month will allow residents of two eastern North Carolina regions to discuss with officials regional response and recovery strengths and weaknesses.
Called “Public Workshop #1: Understanding Vulnerability from the Local Perspective,” the workshops are part of the state-managed Regional Resilience Portfolio Program that supports nine regional partnerships based on Council of Government boundaries in eastern North Carolina.
The Regional Resilience Portfolio Program is a component of the Regions Innovating for Strong Economies and Environment, or RISE, Program and is a partnership between the N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency, or NCORR, and N.C. Rural Center, in collaboration with the North Carolina Councils of Governments. RISE aims to support resilience in the storm-impacted regions of the state.
The Eastern Carolina Regional Resilience Portfolio Project is for the Eastern Carolina Council of Governments counties, which are Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico and Wayne counties. Workshops for this region are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. April 12 and again at 10 a.m. April 23. Register to attend one of the workshops by April 8
The Mid-East Commission Regional Resilience Portfolio Project is for Mid-East Commission counties, which include Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford, Martin and Pitt counties. Workshops for this region are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. April 14, both virtual, and again 1:30 p.m. April 23, a hybrid virtual and in-person meeting. Register to attend one of these meetings by April 8.
Participants will have a chance to share personal experiences with disaster preparedness and recovery, and engage in small group discussions regarding urban, coastal and inland natural hazards during the workshops.
Afterwards, stakeholders will be invited to provide input on issues in their region via an interactive mapping platform and a survey, which will be available on this webpage after the workshops.