November 2017 Member Briefing
The Norfolk City Manager’s Office of Resilience works to define and communicate what a resilient Norfolk looks like, coordinate the work of the city and its partners to build that vision of resilience and build a practice of experimentation where businesses can be innovative and build the city’s economy.
Currently, the Office of Resilience is working on several initiatives throughout the city and we invite you to our November Member Briefing to learn more about the Ohio Creek Project from Christine Morris, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Norfolk.
Funded by a grant to the Commonwealth of Virginia by HUD through the National Disaster Resilience Competition, the Ohio Creek Project is a transformational coastal improvement project in the Chesterfield Heights and Grandy Village neighborhoods of Norfolk on the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River. This $112 million project will reduce flooding, improve public spaces and ensure these communities thrive for years to come.
Improvements are designed to reduce the risk of flooding to a 100 year coastal storm event, with a simultaneous 10 year rain event, with 2.5 feet of sea level rise.
We are pleased to have MacArthur Center as our host and sponsor for November’s Member Briefing. Following the program you are invited to linger and enjoy a sneak peek of the MacArthur Center Ice Palace in Center Court.
Date: November 1, 2017
Time: 8am Continental Breakfast, 8:30am Program
Place: MacArthur Center, Center Court