GCR’s Community Planning and Resilience (CP&R) team will participate in the Open Society Foundation’s (OSF) Puerto Rico City Recovery Project, part of a larger Mayor Exchange, which includes technical disaster recovery workshops taking place on March 19 and 20 in San Juan. OSF is bringing mayors from U.S. mainland cities and mayors of Puerto Rican municipalities together with technical experts to develop high-level recovery action plans.
Individual workshops aim to help mayors:
• Develop a vision for rebuilding their municipalities
• Understand their eligibility for disaster-related funding
• Think creatively about how to manage municipal budgets in the new fiscal climate
• Identify strategic opportunities to expand economic development initiatives
• Coordinate with other municipalities to rebuild Puerto Rico
GCR’s CP&R team will lead large and small municipal sessions on disaster recovery planning, pulling from experience managing the recovery efforts of two of the largest natural disasters in U.S. history. “Our team is excited to be a part of this important initiative,” said Ted Guillot, Director of CP&R. “We look forward to working with Puerto Rican mayors and their staffs to provide guidance and technical assistance during this critical stage of their recovery efforts. Knowledge is key to a successful recovery, and we hope to impart lessons learned from our team’s collective experience leading and supporting recovery and resilience-building efforts around the country.”
ABOUT GCR’S COMMUNITY PLANNING & RESILIENCE
GCR’s CP&R team has served federal, state, and local public agencies for nearly 40 years. Their products and services have one goal: building stronger, more resilient communities. Their team of experienced planners and disaster recovery managers help clients fulfill their promise of public purpose and build resilience against natural and economic adversity. Their mix of software and specialty services offer demographic analysis, policy and program design, regulatory compliance, and grant management.
Headquartered in New Orleans, LA, GCR offers a broad range of software products and specialty services that help clients gather, analyze, and apply information. GCR’s client base extends from the Community Planning and Resilience market to a broad array of public sector clients including the aviation industry, state and local government, and the energy sector.