Welcome to the Baton Rouge Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Baton Rouge Branch Luncheon

January 2021 Webex (Virtual)

Speaker: Charels Sutcliffe,
Chief Resilience Officer, Louisiana Governor's Office: Coastal Activities 
Date: January 27, 2021
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Place: Online Webex

Charles Sutcliffe is in his ninth year in the Governor’s Office Coastal Activities. He began with a strict policy focus related to the implementation of the Coastal Master Plan and now seeks to integrate an understanding of coastal change into other departments across state government. He coordinates closely with other state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and philanthropies as the State of Louisiana broadens its approach to managing the many implications of coastal change and positioning itself to capitalize on the opportunities that may arise. Charles is also one of three members of the Governor’s Office team working on the Climate Initiatives Task Force which will make recommendations for how Louisiana can reach net zero emissions by 2050.

His other responsibilities and areas of interest include serving as the lead staff member for the Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation and its Diversion Sub-committee; and pursuing alternative delivery and alternative financing options applicable to the implementation of the Coastal Master Plan.

In his time at the Governor’s Office he also served as the project manager for a coast-wide economic evaluation of Louisiana's working coast, a project that quantified the economic risks of the land loss crisis. He also contributes to the communications efforts of the Governor’s Executive Assistant for Coastal Activities and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

Mr. Sutcliffe has a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Animal Sciences from Louisiana State University. Before coming to the Governor’s Office he worked as a science teacher in Baton Rouge and Pittsburgh; with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services; and with Louisiana State University’s Economics & Policy Research Group.

Topic: Louisiana’s Climate Task Force: Building State Policy form the Ground Up
Limited Seating Luncheon:  Due to COVID19 and adhering to the Governor's plan for a Phased Reopening, the Luncheon will be opened up to a limited seating of 50 max in Drusilla's Catering. Only register if you plan to attend in-person at Drusilla's.  ASCE recommend that all in-person registrants wear masks and practice social distancing.  All other members can attend via the Webex (Virtual) Event meeting (link will be emailed to registered individuals before the meeting).
Access Webex Live Video: A Webex link will be sent the day before the event to all those that registered for a Webex luncheon. Please click the link in your email to join.
Time: The session will begin at approximately 12:00 PM
Questions: Typed questions may be submitted throughout the session.  The Branch board will have representatives tracking questions to be sure all are addressed. There is a hard cut-off at 50 minutes, any Q&A after this will be transcribed and sent to attendees.
PDH Process: We will track attendance using the email login for Webex and a PDH will still be offered for all of those in attendance.
1.0 PDH

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