2023 COASTAL MASTER PLAN PARTNERS
A critical element of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan was the voluntary input and feedback provided by various advisory groups. For the 2023 Coastal Master Plan, CPRA has once again established advisory groups to support the planning process: a Coastal Advisory Team (CAT), five Regional Workgroups (RW), and a Community Engagement Workgroup (CEW). Please see below for a brief description of each group, including links to the membership lists.
COASTAL ADVISORY TEAM (CAT)
The intent of the CAT is to provide input and feedback on the 2023 Coastal Master Plan process and components. The CAT includes invited representatives who have a coastwide, big picture perspective of coastal challenges and opportunities from federal, state, and local government; NGO’s; business and industry; and academia. The goal of the CAT is to discuss options, solicit ideas, gain input to the planning process, and provide recommendations to CPRA. Click here for the CAT membership list.
REGIONAL WORKGROUP (RW)
In addition to the CAT, CPRA has convened RWs to obtain regionally-informed perspectives from a variety of stakeholders and interests within five coastal regions: Chenier Plain, Central Coast, Terrebonne Basin, Barataria Basin, and Pontchartrain/Breton Basin. The invited RW members work collaboratively to identify, discuss, and reach a common understanding about issues, priorities, and possible solutions for each coastal region and provide recommendations to CPRA. Click here for a list of the RW members.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORKGROUP (CEW)
For the 2023 Coastal Master Plan, CPRA convened the CEW to support the development of relevant communication strategies and provide input on outreach and engagement efforts. The CEW works with CPRA to review and discuss options for displaying and communicating master plan data, provide feedback on the planning process for the 2023 Coastal Master Plan, and serve as partners for broadening the scope of master plan outreach efforts. The CEW are invited members who represent housing, tribal, health, and social justice community interests from across coastal Louisiana and provide recommendations to CPRA. Click here for the CEW membership list.