Client Services

Here’s how Resilience Works LLC can help you in three different situations……

1. When you are new to the subject of resilience:

  • provide an illustrated narrative briefing to community leaders on climate adaption generally and on local conditions specifically

  • lead a walking tour to spot concerns, opportunities, issues and potential remedies

  • facilitate a community meeting focused on climate adaption generally and on local conditions specifically

 2. When you already know that your community is vulnerable to flooding:

  • quantify your community's vulnerability by leading a self-assessment exercise similar to the Maine Flood Resilience Checklist (summarized).

  • synthesize the self-assessment data into an action plan designed to enhance your community's flood resilience short-term, mid-term and long term

  • analyze the extent to which property owners could reduce flood insurance costs by means of the municipality earning points through the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System 

  • establish a process to encourage municipal officials, departments and stakeholders to share information and coordinate actions across departments

  • establish measurable accountabilities to ensure implementation of the action plan

  • coordinate a public information process, using traditional and new media, to generate public support for the action plan

Participants in these activities include:  elected officials, municipal administrator, planner, code enforcement staff, municipal risk manager, emergency-response staff, public safety officials, police and fire officials, economic development staff, public works and engineering officials, housing official, transportation and parking official, historic preservation commission, hospital administrator, public information officer, business representatives.

3. When you have an action plan -- and want to seek funding to reduce flood risk:

  • identify potential sources of funding

  • adapt the action plan into grant-funding proposals

  • track the progress of funding proposals through the application, review and competitive-award process

  • report progress to the community on the status and success of grant proposals

  • leverage successful funding into additional funding

Bucks Harbor, Brooksville, Maine, March 6, 2019 Photo: Allen Kratz

Bucks Harbor, Brooksville, Maine, March 6, 2019 Photo: Allen Kratz