LIAA’s team traveled to the City of Petoskey to talk to local residents about a range of community resilience topics, part of an ongoing project that will lead into the City’s Livable Petoskey Master Plan update. Speakers included Harry Burkholder, Executive Director of the Land Information Access Association; Derek Shiels, Director of Stewardship for the Little Traverse Conservancy; Roger Racine, an infectious disease epidemiologist with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; and Rebeca Otto, Director of Events and Community Engagement for Char-Em United Way. The public meeting took place at North Central Community College and was attended by around 40 people who provided input on their community’s current situation and its future, and identified local assets and challenges.
The Petoskey community provided input throughout the kickoff meeting. See the results here.
Click the links below to view the presentations made at the Kickoff Meeting:
Planning for Resilient Coastal Communities - Harry Burkholder, LIAA
Considering the Future of Petoskey's Urban Forest - Derek Shiels, Little Traverse Conservancy
Preparing for the Health Impacts of Climate Change - Roger Racine, MS, MDHHS
Meet ALICE - Rebeca Otto, Char-Em United Way