From Lolita Jackson, Outreach Director for the Mayor’s Special Initiative for Rebuilding & Resiliency:
“The NYC Special Initiative for Rebuilding & Resiliency [SIRR] is continuing its outreach with a public workshop to introduce our mission to the broader public and engage with the communities most impacted by Sandy.
We consider you a critical stakeholder in this conversation, so we would like to ask you and your organization to help recruit members of your community. Please RSVP to the meeting and share the information below and attached with your community network, asking them to RSVP individually (we need an accurate count to determine logistics).
PLEASE NOTE: this invite is for a meeting about Williamsburg, Greenpoint, DUMBO and Long Island City and surrounding communities. There will also be a meeting about Red Hook, Gowanus and Sunset Park on March 7.”
The Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR) addresses how we rebuild New York City to be more resilient in the wake of Hurricane Sandy but with a long-term focus.
We invite you to join us for a facilitated conversation about how to rebuild Williamsburg, Greenpoint, DUMBO, Long Island City and surrounding communities. We are looking for participants who are invested in this neighborhood now and for the next generation. There is also a meeting for Red Hook/Gowanus/Sunset Park on March 7.
March 14, 2013
Program begins at 7:00 pm
320 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
We begin with a brief introduction of SIRR and will have break-out sessions to discuss priorities for rebuilding Northern Brooklyn and Long Island City to be more resilient in the face of future storms and long-term climate change.
RSVP by email: RSVPWaterFrontMarch14@nycsirr.org. Include the full name and email (if available) of each guest.
RSVP by phone:(212) 618-5745 – Leave the name of each guest and say “for March 14 Waterfront”.
“…the single most important piece of unfinished business that lies ahead of us in 2013: rebuilding the communities hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy – and creating a more resilient and sustainable city.” – Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s State of the City Address, February 14, 2013