PUBLIC INPUT SESSION
The Lee County Recovery Task Force (RTF) invites community members to utilize the following online survey to provide comments to draft Initiative Profiles for the ResilientLee Recovery and Resilience Plan.
The draft Initiative Profiles will be posted the week of November 27 and remain available for review and comment until December 8.
Initiative Profiles are strategic approaches to improve long-term recovery and resilience following the devastating impact of Hurricane Ian, which made landfall in Lee County on September 28, 2022. Initiatives are not intended to address specific projects or programs but to represent holistic and meaningful actions for the region.
The Initiative Profiles were developed in response to input collected via community feedback surveys and town hall meetings hosted by the RTF in April and May. Through this public survey, the RTF seeks to obtain community members’ perspectives on the value and impact of the draft Initiative Profiles.
Draft Initiative Profiles are categorized by Branch and may be accessed using the following icons. Within each posted draft Initiative Profile, a brief survey is available for residents to provide feedback.
ABOUT THE RTF
Launched in February 2023, the Recovery Task Force (RTF) was established to serve as an advisory committee to the Lee Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) to inform the region’s Hurricane Ian response and recovery.
The RTF comprises 13 leaders from across the county, including mayors of affected municipal jurisdictions, senior representatives from the school district, public safety entities and other public agencies. Like the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Disaster Recovery Framework, the RTF consists of eight branches that bring together public, private, and nonprofit sector subject matter experts to support key areas of recovery.
The primary objective of the RTF is to develop the ResilientLee Recovery and Resilience Plan to serve as a roadmap for county commissioners to implement recovery measures throughout the region. The Plan will identify proven as well as proposed new innovative and resilient solutions to community challenges aligning resources, partners, and priorities.
Community engagement is an integral component of, and priority for, developing the ResilientLee Recovery and Resilience Plan. Over the past months, residents have provided input through participation in community feedback surveys, town hall meetings, and RTF and Branch meetings. Together, regional and community stakeholders have successfully articulated strategic recovery objectives for the county and municipalities to review and address in alignment with the goals of the RTF.
Upon completion, the ResilientLee Recovery and Resilience Plan will be presented to the BoCC for final consideration at a regularly scheduled Board meeting in February 2024.