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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 counties, 78 city region. The East Central Florida Regional Planning Council formalized the East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative, ECFR2C, on May 15, 2019, began to formalize partnerships with our local jurisdictions and agencies.

Member Counties & Cities (27)

Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, DeLand, Deltona, Indian Harbour Beach, Kissimmee, Lake Helen, Mascotte, Melbourne Beach, Mount Dora, New Smyrna Beach, Oak Hill, Orange City, Orlando, Ormond Beach, Palm Bay, Ponce Inlet, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Titusville, Winter Park, Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, Volusia County, Brevard County. 


Member Organizations & Agencies (9)

River to Sea TPO, Space Coast TPO, Stetson University, The Nature Conservancy, UCF's GEEO Center, Volusia County League of Cities, Audubon Florida, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, One Lagoon- IRL Council.

Important Documents & Links

ECFRPC Memorandum of Understanding

Editable Memorandum of Understanding Template

Peril of Flood Website - Florida's Resiliency Clearinghouse

Government Agency MOU


RGHGi Advisory Committee Meeting

September 9, 2021 - VIRTUAL

Time:  3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Please email Jenifer Rupert to register at

Regional Resilience Volunteer Council Subcommittee Meeting  

September 10, 2021 - VIRTUAL

Time:  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Please email Jenifer Rupert to register at

Council Sub-Committee

Commissioner Sean Parks, Chair

Mr. John Lesman, Immediate Past Chair

Commissioner Emily Bonilla

Ms. Courtney Barker

Council Member Billie Wheeler

Commissioner Bryan Lober


Steering Committee

Alan Harris, Seminole County E.M.

Amanda Elmore, Brevard County

Chris Castro, City of Orlando

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

Julie Finch, City of Satellite Beach

Kari Williams, Consultant

Katrina Locke, Volusia County

Thomas Carpenter, Lake County

Mital Hall, ecoPreserve

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, So. Alliance for Clean Energy

Tara McCue, ECFRPC

Thomas Ruppert, Florida Sea Grant

Become Our Partner!

The East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative currently has 37 partners, including counties, cities, towns, public agencies, and other organizations! Start the process of becoming a partner today by filling out the form below. 

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