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The first cohort of the New Jersey Resilience Accelerator communities will meet for a two-day workshop in May. The workshop will help riverine communities learn how to connect to funding for resilience initiatives. Participants will:

  • Build financial understanding;
  • Learn communication strategies; and
  • Craft an action plan for local resilience projects.

Resilience Accelerator Communities

  • Belvidere Town, Warren County
  • Bound Brook Borough, Somerset County
  • Denville Township, Morris County
  • Lambertville City, Hunterdon County
  • Manville Borough, Somerset County
  • Millburn Township, Essex County
  • Millstone Borough, Somerset County

Day 1: Gather Your Resources and Know Your Tools

May 9, 2022, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Using Available Analytical Tools to Better Understand Community Climate Vulnerabilities
  • The Economic Costs and Inequities of Climate Disasters
  • Building Relationships and a Partnerships Plan Creative Approaches to Funding

Day 2: Moving into Action

May 25, 2022, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Stormwater Utilities
  • Strategic Communications Planning
  • Creating an Action Plan
  • Connecting to State and Federal Resources
  • What’s Next?

Where: Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy
402 Roycefield Road
Hillsborough, New Jersey 08844

Speakers, Day 1

Marjorie B. Kaplan, Associate Director, Rutgers Climate Institute; and Lucas Marxen, Associate Director of the Office of Data Analytics, Rutgers

Carolyn Kousky, Executive Director, Wharton Risk Decision Center

Walter Lane, Director, Office of Planning, Policy and Economic Development, Somerset County

David Zimmer, New Jersey Infrastructure Bank

For more information view event flyer here .