Climate Resilience Workshop


Climate Resilience Workshop


Climate Resilience Workshop

Wind & Flood Mitigation

Tuesday, July 26, 2016        

9:30a.m. – 3:15p.m.

Long Key Nature Center, Davie, FL

The FAIR Foundation hosted this workshop, with the participation of the Southeast Florida Regional Compact for Climate Change and its members representing Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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The INVITATION ONLY one-day event featured a series of interactive panel discussions on:

  • Sea Level Rise
  • Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund
  • Flood Mitigation
  • Property Assessed Clean Energy


Workshop Host: Representative Holly Raschein

Moderators on the interactive panels:

Sea Level Rise:  Jim Murley Chief Resilience Officer, Miami-Dade County

Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund:  Representative Ray Rodrigues

Flood Mitigation:  Senator Jeff Clemens

Property Assessed Clean Energy:  Senator Jeff Brandes

Keynote address: Jay Neal, President & CEO, FAIR

Panelists included:

Mike Antheil  Florida Director of Market Development and External Affairs, Renovate America

Ray Blacklidge Executive Vice President, American Traditions Insurance Company

Danielle Blake  Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Housing, Miami Association of Realtors

Samantha Danchuk Ph.D  Assistant Director, Broward County Environmental Planning & Community Resilience Division

Robert Daoust  Associate Vice President, Arcadis 

C.J. De Santis  Managing Director, CounterPointe Energy Solutions

Susan Glickman  Florida Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Mike Graham  President, Smart Vent Products

Paul Handerhan  Senior Vice President, Public Policy, FAIR

Ben Kirtman Ph.D  Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami

Mel Montagne  President of the Board of Directors, Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe (FIRM)

Devesh Nirmul  Senior Director, Renew Financial

Rafael Perez Managing Director, Business & Municipal Development, Ygrene Energy Fund

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