Acadiana Planning Commission
The Acadiana Planning Commission is organized to plan the future of the Louisiana Parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermilion.
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On August 3rd, 2017, Gov. John Bel Edwards will introduce the Louisiana Resilient Recovery initiative, a plan that examines the impact of flood risk on policy as well as economic development, transportation and community. The initiative is driven by the needs of communities in a watershed.
The Acadiana Planning Commission, the official planning district for Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion parishes, will host the invitation-only planning session. St. Mary Parish, adjacent to the Acadiana Planning Commission area, is a vital community in the Vermilion Watershed and has a key voice in planning future watershed efforts.
The Acadiana Planning Commission collaborated with the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Office of Community Development and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to launch the regional strategy session.
The initial focus for regional flood resiliency planning is the Vermilion Watershed
The purpose of the Louisiana Resilient Recovery initiative is to help communities in Louisiana’s watersheds identify resilient recovery strategies and coordinate technical assistance at the watershed level. Assistance may include support from the federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of the Interior.