62nd annual Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association Annual Conference
September 18-20, 2019
Hutchinson Island, Florida

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019                             

1:05 p.m.
Call to Order
Gary McAlpin, FSBPA Chair and Collier County


1:10 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks from Martin County

Doug Smith, Martin County Commissioner, District 1, Stuart  


1:20 p.m.
Martin County Keynote: Opportunities for Diverse Partnerships

Don Donaldson, P.E., Martin County Deputy County Administrator, Stuart  ¨  Kevin Bodge, Ph.D., P.E, President, Olsen Associates, Inc., Jacksonville ¨  Patricia Noonan, President, Sailfish Point Property Owners Association, Stuart  ¨  Ken Craig, Vice-President of Coastal Engineering, Taylor Engineering, Jacksonville


2:05 p.m.

Martin County’s Tourism Trends and the Contribution of the Beaches

Nerissa Okiye, Tourism & Marketing Manager, Martin County Office of Tourism & Marketing


2:20 p.m.

FDEP Hurricane Michael Recovery Plan for Florida’s Beach and Dune System and Funding Needs

Alex Reed, Director, Division of Water Resource Management, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, FL


Hurricane Michael, a Storm not to be Forgotten

·      2:40 p.m.
Panama City Beaches Shore Protection Project

Tara Brenner, P.G., P.E. Senior Coastal Engineer, APTIM, Boca Raton

·      2:55 p.m.
Mexico Beach and St. Joseph Peninsula Recovery Projects

Michael Dombrowski, P.E., President, MRD Associates, Inc., Destin

3:40 p.m.

FEMA Engineered Beaches – Tips for Post-Storm Reimbursement Process

Tim Blankenship, P.E., Business Unit Leader, Moffatt & Nichol, Miami, FL and Bob Glassen, Beach Task Force Leader, Federal Emergency Management Agency


4:05 p.m.

Supporting Resilient Shorelines through RSM

Clay McCoy, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Regional Sediment Management, Regional Center of Expertise, Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

4:25 p.m.
A Comprehensive History of Erosion Control Measures in and Regional Sediment Budget for Palm Beach County, Florida

R. Harvey Sasso, P.E., President, Coastal Systems International, Miami


4:50 p.m.

The Florida Beach Nourishment Program: A Review of Magnitudes and Trends over the Past 75 years of Beach Nourishment Activity

Lindino Benedet, Ph.D., Managing Partner, Coastal Protection Engineering, Boca Raton

5:10 p.m.

Exhibitor Recognition

Niki Desjardin & Jimmy Sellers, Ecological Associates, Inc., Jensen Beach


5:15 p.m. 



Thursday, September 19, 2019                               

8:00 a.m.

Jacksonville District Commander's Update

Colonel Andrew D. Kelly, Commander, Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  


8:30 a.m.

A Comprehensive Update on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 and HR 2157 Hurricane Michael Supplemental and What it Means for Florida

Jacqueline Keiser, PG, PMP, Supplemental Program Manager, Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


9:00 a.m.

Red Tide and the Research to Help Us Stay Afloat
Richard P. Stumpf, Oceanographer, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Silver Spring, MD


9:25 a.m.

Oh Bloomin’ Algae – Are HAB’s Here to Stay
James M. Sullivan, Ph.D., Executive Director, Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Ft. Pierce

9:50 a.m.

The Splendor of the Tides

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


10:05 a.m. Professional Exchange Break


10:35 a.m.

Adapting to Rising Sea Levels in Miami-Dade County

Katherine Hagemann, CFM, Resilience Program Manager for Adaptation, Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience, Miami


10:55 a.m.

Intensifying Coastal Storms & Extreme Weather Events: What Does Tomorrow’s Forecast Have in Store for Florida

John Morales, CBM, CCM, AMS Fellow Chief Meteorologist, WTVJ NBC 6, Miami


11:25 a.m.

Sea Level Rise Adaptation: Where to Start?

Angela Schedel, Ph.D., P.E., Director of Community Resiliency, Taylor Engineering, Jacksonville


11:45 a.m. 

South Atlantic Coastal Study (SACS) Update

Ashleigh H. Fountain, Project Manager, Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


12:05 p.m. Adjourn  


Friday, September 20, 2019                             

8:15 a.m.

When the Sh*t Hits the Fan

Cheryl Stopnick, Senior Vice President of Public Relations, Sachs Media, Tallahassee 


8:40 a.m.

Local Governmental Panel – Successes and Misses of the “Trade” Regarding the Communication Tools or Strategies used for Beach Projects

Steve Boutelle, Operations Manager, Lee County Natural Resources, Fort Myers  ¨   Mike McGarry, Beaches Program Manager, Brevard County, Viera  ¨   Nicole Sharp, P.E., Natural Resources Administrator, Broward County, Fort Lauderdale


9:05 a.m.

Amendment 1 Litigation Update: The Beach Program’s Statutory Funding Source

Hala Sandridge, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Tampa

9:35 a.m. 

Legislative Keynote Address: 2019 Coastal Management & Other Priority Environmental Bills with a Look toward the 2020 Session

Senator Debbie Mayfield, District 17 (Indian River County and parts of Brevard County)


10:00 a.m.

Going Coastal?  Join the Co-Chairs in Kicking off the Florida Coastal Caucus

Representative Chip LaMarca, District 93 (part of Broward County) and Senator Debbie Mayfield, District 17 (Indian River County and parts of Brevard County)


10:15 a.m.

Q&A with Sen. Mayfield and Rep. LaMarca


10:25 a.m.  Professional Exchange Break


10:55 a.m.

Coastal Law Update: Case & Final Orders Concerning Florida Beaches
Deborah Getzoff, Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLC, Tampa


11:10 a.m.  
Economic Impact of Nude Beaches to Florida, “More than Meets the Eye”

Ramon Maury, Managing Partner, Maury Rawlins & Brown, Tallahassee  

11:25 a.m.
Why the Feds Can’t Get the Beach Sand from CBRS, but You Can; and How This Policy Impacts Florida

Derek Brockbank, Executive Director, ASBPA, Washington, DC


11:40 a.m. 
Community Conversations to Encourage Resilience

Michelle Vieira, Coastal Engineer, Taylor Engineering, Jacksonville


12:00 p.m.

Accelerating Dune Habitat Succession:  A Final Word from Hutchinson Island

Rob Barron, President, Coastal Management and Consulting, Boynton Beach


12:15 p.m.  Conference Adjourns