The importance of state partnerships for coastal communities and making it work

To complete big coastal projects, locals must partner

Bill Worsham, head of the Coastal Division at LJA Engineering, and long-time lead coastal engineer for Jefferson County, Texas joins Peter Ravella on the Local Control Podcast.  The topic:  mastering the state and federal partnerships necessary to successfully complete big coastal projects.  It is often said, "No person succeeds alone," and that is certainly true when it comes to complex coastal projects like beach and shoreline restoration.  In fact, in almost every state along the American shoreline, local communities play an instrumental role and must have strong partnerships at the community, state and federal levels to effectively tackle tough coastal problems.  On this episode, Peter sits down with one of the veterans of the trade to talk about the secrets of partnerships from the local government perspective.  We might not like it, but the public process matters in the complicated world of coastal engineering.  Get the inside scoop on ASPN!

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Peter A. Ravella

Founder and Publisher of Coastal News Today and ASPN, experienced business owner in coastal policy, land use, grants, permitting and financing with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental and coastal services industry. Skilled in Government, Community Engagement, Beach & Dune Restoration and Financial Planning, Natural Resource Management, Wetland Mitigation, and Environmental Education. Strong education with a BS in Marine Biology from Texas A&M and a JD with Environmental Law Certificate from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon.