Update Sept. 27: This workshop has been postponed because of expected weather associated with Hurricane Ian.
Residents of the Albemarle Council of Government region can weigh in on resilience strategies and projects during a meeting set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.
A public workshop on the Albemarle Regional Resilience Portfolio Project is to take place at the Albemarle Commission Office, 512 S. Church St., Hertford.
Attendees can learn more about the Albemarle Regional Resilience Portfolio Project and give feedback on potential regional projects and strategies to build future community resilience in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties.
An initiative of the Regional Resilience Portfolio Program, the final portfolio is to include five to 10 prioritized strategies or projects that identify specific ways to help communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters and climate hazards.
The effort is part of the Regions Innovating for Strong Economies & Environment, or RISE, Program, a partnership of the N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency and N.C. Rural Center, in collaboration with the N.C. Councils of Governments. RISE is managed by NCORR, a division of the N.C. Department of Public Safety.
RISE is funded by a $1.1 million U.S. Economic Development Administration grant, with support from both NCORR and N.C. Rural Center. The Duke Energy Foundation has committed $600,000 to offer grants to the regions for priority projects identified as an outcome of the program.