The Comprehensive Master Plan Plan will evaluate historic and current trends and lay the foundation for continued recovery and prosperity for the Parish in the future.
Plaquemines Parish plays an important role in the regional economy, providing vital connections between mainland Louisiana, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico. The same environmental attributes that help the Parish thrive also put it at high risk of natural disasters. Intelligent planning and land management decisions will help minimize the impacts of potential storms and strengthen the area`s economy and quality of life. The Comprehensive Master Plan will provide the vision and overall framework for the Parish`s recovery, renewal, and strengthening.
The Comprehensive Master Plan will accomplish many importance objectives. The following are some of the key goals of the Plan:
- Develop a plan that is comprehensive, strategic, and implementation-focused and is based on solid technical analysis and community input.
- Assist with continued recovery efforts from recent hurricanes.
- Help the Parish justify and acquire additional state and federal funding.
- Build community support and ownership in the Master Plan.
The following graphic representation was developed through multiple interviews with citizens, the community visioning workshops, and the community assessment.
Strategic Framework Flow Chart: How we get to Implementation
Using the Parish Vision as a base, a series of scenarios were developed; after discussions, a hybrid scenario will be created and then working with technical experts, the leadership and citizens, a preferred future scenario will be developed.
The Parish has put together a Steering Committee to help guide the Master Plan. This group includes community members representing local and regional government, local civic groups, development interests, business leaders, and concerned citizens. These volunteers are charged with increasing awareness and excitement of the plan within their social and business circles and will also provide guidance to the project team in developing the plan.
|Steering Committee Roster|
|Benny Bacas||John Barthelemy||Michael Jiles|
|Bonnie Buras||John Riley||Nancy Fridge|
|Diana Alfortish||Keith Hinkley||Rose Jackson|
|Ed Theriot||John Carlton||Stanley Gaudet|
|Guy Lagaist||Laurie Soileau||Stuart Guey|
|Irvin Juneau||Lisa Flair||Theodore Turner|
|Jeff White||Lynda Banta||Warren Lawrence|
|Jim Woodard||Lynn Perez|
|To contact a member of the Steering Committee, please send an email to JJG.CommunityPlanning@gmail.com. The email will be forwarded to the correct Steering Committee Member. Please include the person`s last name in the subject line. Thank you!|