Tuesday, August 27, 2024 | Lake Charles Event Center

Join us at the LC Resiliency Summit as we celebrate the journey of Lake Charles in revitalization and resiliency following Hurricane Laura. This event will showcase the community collaboration, determination, and innovative efforts that continue to transform our city. Explore the progress we've made and honor our collective achievements. Learn about the ongoing initiatives planned to continue shaping our city as we look forward to continued growth for Lake Charles. The deadline to register is 08/16/2024.

Tentative Schedule

8:30 AM-9:45 AM Welcome & 1st Panel

Navigating & Maximizing CDBG-DR Supplemental Federal Funding in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters
Moderator Kimberly Dellafosse (City of Lake Charles)
Panelists: Gina Campo (LA OCD), Cheryl Breaux (HUD), Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter, Paul Rainwater (Cornerstone)

10 AM-11:15 AM 2nd Panel

Envisioning Sustainable Futures Implementing our Fifty Year Resiliency Plan
Moderator Adam Knapp (Committee of 100)
Panelists: Sara Judson (SWLA Community Foundation), Josh Collen (HRI), Lauren Bynum (City of Lake Charles)

11:30 AM-12:45 PM Luncheon

Keynote address at luncheon is FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell

1:00 PM-2:15 PM 3rd Panel

Unlocking FEMA Deciphering Current Processes
Moderator Alberto Galan (Calcasieu Parish Police Jury)
Panelists: Tyson Hackenberg (HGA), Tony Robinson (FEMA Region 6), Jacques Thibodeaux (GOHSEP Director)

2:30 PM-3:45 PM 4th Panel

Strengthening Community Lifelines Utilities & Communications Resiliency
Moderator Andre Bonton (Sasol)
Panelists: Phillip May (Entergy CEO), Chris Fontenot (Vexus), Perry Vincent (LA Radio Communications), Josh Fontenot (Waggoner Engineering)

2:30 PM-3:45 PM 4th Panel

State of Insurance in Louisiana An Update from LA Insurance Commissioner Tim Temple

5:00 PM

Closing Reception
Join us for a cocktail reception immediately following Summit in the Lake Charles Event Center.