The second Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Leadership Summit, coordinated by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC), is set for April 5-6, 2022 at the St. Petersburg Hilton Carillon.
The Leadership Summit, delayed one year due to COVID, will bring together local, state and
national leaders to discuss resilience and how to turn the new Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency
Coalition’s action plan into reality.
The Resiliency Coalition, formed in 2018, currently includes 31 local governments spanning
from Citrus County to Sarasota County. Attendees will hear from experts and leading local
governments and will define priorities for regional collaboration. The Coalition members and
partner organizations will discuss goals and actions in the new Regional Resiliency Action Plan
to reduce risks and impacts from flooding and sea level rise.
One of the key sessions will be the Mayor’s Panel, which will include Mayors Jane Castor
(Tampa), Ken Welch (St. Petersburg), Frank Hibbard (Clearwater), and Woody Brown (Largo)
discussing their progress and future plans for making their cities more resilient, sustainable and
“The three hot topics that panels will focus on are flood risks and insurance; neighborhood-level
resilience initiatives and innovative engineering design, and construction for infrastructure that
also considers the community,” said Brandi Gabbard, St. Petersburg City Council member and
the current Chair of the TBRPC. “We’re asking residents to give us input prior to the Summit in
this special survey.”
“We’re delighted that Duke Energy will be the Premier Summit Sponsor,” said Janet C. Long,
Pinellas County Commissioner and co-chair of the Regional Resiliency Coalition.
The Leadership Summit will also include the 60 th Anniversary Celebration of the Tampa Bay
Regional Planning Council on the evening of April 5, as well as the 28 th annual Future of the
Region Awards, which will be the highlight of the luncheon April 6.
Go to http://www.tbrpc.org/summit/ for a full schedule and to register.
About the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council brings together governments to coordinate planning for the
community’s future and provide an opportunity for sharing solutions among the local government
jurisdictions in the Tampa Bay region. The TBRPC works with six counties and 21 municipalities as they
make long-range plans related to the future of the Tampa Bay region. The Council’s work focuses on
resiliency, planning for climate change and sea level rise, environmental management, water quality,
emergency preparedness planning, protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary, economic
analysis, coastal zone management, housing and infrastructure analysis, development of regional impact review, local government comprehensive plan reviews, cross acceptance, dispute resolution and review of transportation plans. For more information, visit www.tbrpc.org.