The public is invited to attend community workshops on climate risks
Community members from the Middle East Commission region are invited to attend a public workshop to discuss and identify places that are prone to damage or loss due to climate hazards. Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to share their personal experiences in disaster preparedness and recovery. An initiative of the Regional Resilience Portfolio Program, the workshop is an opportunity for residents of Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford, Martin and Pitt counties to provide direct feedback on the development of a regional vulnerability assessment.
Both in-person and online options are available for community members who wish to attend the April 23 meeting. Interested persons should register at: https://form.jotform.com/220805697704158.
What: Middle East Commission Region Public Workshop
When: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23 (online and in-person meeting)
The location of the meeting room will be provided to participants in the main hall of the college.
An advance press release on the meeting can be found at: https://www.ncdps.gov/news/press-releases/2022/04/05/community-feedback-sought-identify-eastern-carolina-mid-east-and.
RISE is funded by a $1.1 million grant from the United States Economic Development Administration, with support from NCORR and the NC Rural Center. The Duke Energy Foundation has committed $600,000 to provide accelerator grants to regions for priority projects identified as a result of the program. RISE is managed by NCORR, a division of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. To find out more about the program or what is happening in each region of the Governing Council, visit the RISE Website.