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If you were unable to attend the public meetings on January 25 and 26, please use the following link to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/kittyhawkrccp
The survey will remain open until February 29. Stay tuned for the additional opportunities to provide feedback. Materials from the meeting are available for viewing under the Resources section.
North Carolina Resilient Communities Program
The Resilient Coastal Communities Program originated from the North Carolina Climate Risk Assessment & Resilience Plan and was developed by the NC Division of Coastal Management in partnership with the NC Office of Recovery and Resilience, the Nature Conservancy, and NC Sea Grant. Leveraging federal and state funding from Hurricane Florence, the program was created as a framework for local governments in the 20 coastal CAMA counties to develop strategies for dealing with coastal and climate hazards.
The program framework is divided into four phases:
What is Resilience?
Resilience simply refers to the ability of a community or system to withstand or “bounce back” from an impact. Here, we’re focusing on climate and coastal resilience, specifically looking at risks to our community from flooding, storm events, and sea level rise. We will be using a triple-bottom-line approach that highlights the social, environmental, and economic impact of these increasing hazards.
Community Action Team
The Community Action Team is a multi-disciplinary team that includes Kitty Hawk residents and/or locals with expertise in planning, and community development, natural resource management, climate resilience, hazard mitigation, utility management, engineering, emergency management, and public safety. The Community Action Team assists in providing local expertise and targeted input to champion the overall effort.
Community Action Team
Rob Testerman- Community Action Team Champion/ Director of Planning and Inspections
Craig Merrill- Planning Board Member
David Morton- Retired building inspector
Carlos Gomez- Civil Engineer
Amy Wells – Involved local resident
Willie Midgett – Director of Public Works
Mike Talley- Fire Chief
Jimmy Helms- Police Lieutenant
John Delucia- Town Engineer
Pete Mantz- Parks and Recreation Committee member
Paul Henriques- Parks and Recreation Committee member
Kasen Wally- Division of Coastal Management
Mackenzie Todd- Division of Coastal Management
Link to RCCP handbook: Coastal Communities Planning Handbook_7.20.2023.indd (nc.gov)
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Planning Department Contact Info
Kitty Hawk Town Hall Planning Department
101 Veterans Memorial Drive, P.O. Box 549
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Phone: (252) 261-3552