Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi and count Chief Resilience Officer Rhonda Haag presented at Tuesday’s 12th annual Southeast Florida Regional Compact Climate Leadership Summit that was held virtually this year because of COVID-19.

Gastesi spoke with Miami-Dade Deputy County Mayor Jack Osterholt during the “Voices of Leadership: Partnerships and Lessons Learned in Preparing for and Managing Cross-Boundary Risks.” While Miami-Dade and Monroe counties are vastly different in size and population, they shared risks from hurricanes to intensifying flooding. The two discussed what they have learned from working across boundaries to build long-term preparedness and resilience, including the challenges and need for partnerships.

Haag provided an update on the countywide roads adaptation study, how the rating of the vulnerability of roads is anticipated to occur, engagement of stakeholders and residents, and what’s next in the “Rising Seas, Raising Roads” segment.

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