About the Collaborative

In 2018, the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council adopted a resolution recommitting to regionalism and supported a program to convene stakeholders across the region to develop a structure and framework for a regional resilience collaborative.

Three pillars were identified under the resilience umbrella; (people) Health + Equity, (places) Build Infrastructure + Natural Environment, and (prosperity) economic resilience. Woven throughout those pillars will be a reduction of the carbon footprint, risks and vulnerabilities utilizing emergency management, and increasing efforts toward sustainability, region wide.

With that framework in mind, the steering committee drafted a Memorandum of Understanding that would formalize the Collaborative and identify partner local governments and agencies throughout our 8 county, 78 city region. The East Central Florida Regional Planning Council formalized the East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative, ECFR2C, on May 15, 2019 and will begin to formalize partnerships with our local jurisdictions and agencies. A signing ceremony will be held in fall 2019.

Become a partner!

Become a partner of the ECFR2C through the adoption of a Memorandum of Understanding at the jurisdiction or agency level. Please contact Jenifer Rupert ( for more information.


Our growing list of partners includes:

  • Brevard County

  • The City of Cape Canaveral

  • The City of Cocoa

  • The City of DeLand

  • The City of Deltona

  • The City of Indian Harbour Beach

  • The City of Kissimmee

  • The City of Lake Helen

  • The City of Mascotte

  • The Town of Melbourne Beach

  • The City of Mount Dora

  • The City of New Smyrna Beach

  • The City of Oak Hill

  • The City of Orange City

  • The City of Orlando

  • The City of Palm Bay

  • The City of Rockledge

  • The City of Satellite Beach

  • The City of Titusville

  • Lake County

  • Orange County

  • Osceola County

  • River to Sea TPO

  • Space Coast TPO

  • Stetson University

  • The Nature Conservancy

  • UF's GEEO Center

  • Volusia County

  • Volusia COunty League of Cities

Important Documents & Links

ECFRPC Memorandum of Understanding

Editable Memorandum of Understanding Template

Peril of Flood Website - Florida's Resiliency Clearinghouse

Government Agency MOU

Council Sub-Committee

Commissioner Sean Parks, Chair

Mr. John Lesman, Immediate Past Chair

Commissioner Emily Bonilla

Commissioner Peggy Choudhry

Commissioner Sean Parks

Ms. Jean Parlow

Ms. Courtney Barker

Council Member Billie Wheeler


Steering Committee

Links to information about our steering committee members is coming soon!

Alan Harris, Seminole County E.M.

Alan Marshall, Orange County

Amanda Elmore, Brevard County

Chris Castro, City of Orlando

Courtney Barker, City of Satellite Beach

Darcie McGee, Brevard County

Heather Shubirg, Team Volusia

Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant, UF IFAS

James Bacchus, University of Central Florida

Jeff Benavides, Rigby Innovations

Jenifer Rupert, ECFRPC

Jerry Murphy, University of Florida

Julie Finch, City of Satellite Beach

Kari Williams, Consultant

Katrina Locke, Volusia County

Michael McDonald, Consultant

Michelle Janiszewski, Lake County

Rachel Allen, Peace and Justice Institute

Resham Shirsat, Consultant

Rod Braun, The Nature Conservancy

Sarah Kraum, Space Coast TPO

Stephan Harris, River to Sea TPO

Susan Caswell, Osceola County

Susan Glickman, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Tara McCue, ECFRPC

Thomas Ruppert, Florida Sea Grant

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