Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association Annual Conference
September 14-16, 2016
Naples, FL

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016     

1:05 p.m.

Opening Remarks

Leanne Welch, FSBPA Chair and Palm Beach County


1:15 p.m.

Commissioner Donna Fiala, Chair, Collier County Board of County Commissioners


1:25 p.m.                                         
Host Keynote Address: The Collier County Beach Management Program Over Two Decades  

Gary McAlpin, P.E., Coastal Zone Management Director, Collier County   Thomas Pierro, P.E., D.CE, Director, CB&I, Boca Raton    Brett Moore, P.E., Co-Founder, Humiston & Moore Engineers, Naples                                                                                                 

2:10 p.m.
“Ask the Department” – Project Contracting and the Annual Beach Project Application, Ranking and Selection Process
Alex Reed, Program Administrator, Beach Management Funding Assistance Program, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee

2:50 p.m.
Collier County Tourism and the Value of Beaches

Jack Wert, Executive Director, Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau, Naples  

3:40 p.m.

Fireside Chat Series, Age before Beauty:  Lessons Learned and Now Shared regarding Beach Nourishment Projects - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Erik Olsen, P.E., President, Olsen Associates, Jacksonville    R. Harvey Sasso, P.E., Coastal Systems International, Coral Gables  •  Thomas Pierro, P.E., D.CE, Director, CB&I, Boca Raton  •  Michael Poff, P.E., Vice-President of Engineering, Coastal Engineering Consultants, Naples  


4:25 p.m.

Sea Level Rise: Legal and Policy Issues for Local Governments

Richard Grosso, Director, Environmental & Land Use Law Clinic & Professor of Law, Shepard Broad College of Law, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale


4:50 p.m.

Beach Nourishment as a Management Tool to Adapt to Sea Level Rise
James Houston, Ph.D., Director Emeritus, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS 


5:15 p.m.        
Questions and Answers for late-afternoon session presentations


5:30 p.m.        


Thursday, September 15, 2016     

8:30 a.m.

Jacksonville District Commander’s Update

Colonel Jason A. Kirk, P.E., Commander, Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


9:00 a.m.

Regional Approaches to National Concerns

Jacqueline J. Keiser, PG, PMP, Dredging Program Manager, Director, Regional Sediment Management Regional Center of Expertise Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


9:30 a.m.

Policy Address: Using the Port Everglades Inlet Project to Examine and Challenge the State’s Efforts to Manage Florida’s Inlets

Christopher Creed, P.E., Vice-President, Olsen Associates, Inc., Jacksonville and Nicole Sharp, P.E., Natural Resources Administrator, Broward County


10:15 a.m.

Questions and Answers for morning presentations  



10:50 a.m.

A Panel Discussion: The Hidden Costs of Building Beaches 

Jason Engle, P.E., Chief, Coastal Design Section, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District   Steve Boutelle, Operations Manager, Lee County Division of Natural Resources   Cliff Truitt, D.Eng., P.E., Taylor Engineering, Jacksonville    Chuck Broussard, Vice-President, Weeks Marine,  Inc., Covington, LA   Bernie Eastman, Operations Manager, Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC, Lake Worth


11:40 a.m.                                                                     

WRDA Update

Derek Brockbank, Executive Director, ASBPA, Washington, DC


11:50 a.m.      



11:55 a.m.      

FSBPA Annual General Membership Meeting


1:15 - 2:15 p.m. 

Inlets 101:  Introduction to Beaches & Coastal Inlets

Kevin Bodge, Ph.D., P.E., Vice-President, Olsen Associates, Inc., Jacksonville, FL  


Friday, September 16, 2016    


·     Introduction and Opening Comments
Senator Dennis Jones

2016 Keynote Address:  “Beaches 2017”—A Legislative Initiative

Senator Jack Latvala (Senate Appropriations Chair, 2017-2018) Florida Senate

·      State Perspective: Historical Funding and Economic Benefits


·      The Federal Partnership and Funding Contribution
Jacqueline J. Keiser, PG, PMP, Dredging Program Manager, Director, Regional Sediment Management Regional Center of Expertise Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

·     Recognizing the “Coalition of Beach Interests”


9:40 a.m.

Santa Rosa County’s Navarre Beach Nourishment Project: From Perceived Victim of the Process to Success Story

Commissioner Rob Williamson, Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners    Michael Walther, P.E., D.CE, Vice-President, Coastal Tech - G.E.C., Inc., Vero Beach  •  Chuck Broussard, Vice-President, Weeks Marine,  Inc., Covington, LA 


10:45 a.m.

Sharing the Experience:  Local Government Considerations in determining Sand Sources for Beach Projects
Dave Bullock, Town Manager, Town of Longboat Key


11:10 a.m.
Clam Pass:  Working with Nature to Maintain a Tidal Inlet in a Natural Resource Protection Area
Mohamed Dabees, Ph.D., P.E., Humiston & Moore Engineers, Naples


11:35 a.m.

South Siesta Key Beach Renourishment:  Finished just in Time to Weather the First Tropical Storm of the Season

Laird Wreford, Coastal Initiatives Manager, Sarasota County


12 noon        

Conference Adjourns