Ryan Nicol, Florida Politics, Nov. 5, 2019


A pair of South Florida Chief Resiliency Officers were on hand at the Florida Chamber Insurance Summit Monday to discuss their regions’ efforts on flood planning and mitigation.

Jane Gilbert, who serves as Miami’s Chief Resilience Officer joined Jennifer Jurado, the Broward County Chief Resilience Officer for the panel discussion. The duo is charged with dealing with and planning for the effects of climate change in their respective municipalities, including sea level rise.

Gilbert outlined Miami voters’ approval of a $400 million general obligation bond, about half of which is focused on flood mitigation and sea level rise mitigation. A total of $100 million will go toward affordable housing. Read More