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THANK YOU for a great Rendezvous!!

We had a great time celebrating "Coastal Wellness" with great food, spirits by Cannata's, Buquet Distributing and Donner-Peltier, good music by Cajun Music Preservation Society, and so many great items for our silent auction!  

A special thank you to our sponsors:

Pelican Sponsors 

State to host upcoming finance meetings 
The Coastal Protection and Restoration Financing Corporation will meet, and then CPRA will host an introductory meeting on outcome based performance contracting the following day.  

On Tuesday, December 12 at 1:30pm in the Governor's Press Room, 4th floor of the State Capitol, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Financing Corporation will meet.  The Financing Corporation was created to securitize an income stream like GOMESA and RESTORE Act for coastal purposes.   

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority ( CPRA) will then hold an Informational Meeting on December 13 at 2:30pm in the Labelle Room of the Lasalle (DNR) Building to discuss new legislation and requirements regarding Outcome Based Perform
ance Contracting (OBPC), and to provide an overview of this alternative project delivery method and CPRA's vision for delivering and implementing Coastal Master Plan projects using these contracts.
Some other topics that may be discussed include CPRA's objectives for project implementation using these contracts, anticipated project type and location, and various contract elements including payment milestones, performance criteria, non-performance consequences, and proposed monitoring requirements.

CPRA will also request input from attendees and stakeholders on the topics discussed.   A draft agenda and meeting information will be posted  here.

Final LA SAFE meetings coming to the area 

The State's LA SAFE program, which is seeking to identify and implement strategies to prepare communities to adapt to coastal changes, is in the final stages.  
Opportunities  to select your favorite project(s) will be provided on-site at the last round of LA SAFE m eetings, and will also serves as a chance to celebrate everyone's hard work wit h food,  music, art and other staples of our diverse culture.  The input received at this last meeting will have a direct impact on what could be funded as a result of this initiative.
The meetings are scheduled for:
Wednesday, December 6 ( 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma

Monday, December 18 ( 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
Mathews Government Complex, 4876 La Hwy 1, Mathews

For more information on LA SAFE, click here.
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