Using Climate Mitigation and Disaster Relief Funds to Build Resilient Communities

Webinar | Funding/Fundraising
Using Climate Mitigation and Disaster Relief Funds to Build Resilient Communities

Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and more severe.  Parks and green spaces that are designed for resilience play an important role in preventing and mitigating the effects of extreme heat, flooding, wildfires, and other climate change-related events.  

Learn how to tap into and leverage climate mitigation and disaster relief funds to build more resilient green spaces and communities.

On this webinar, you’ll learn from 2 organizations that will share:

  • The sources they’ve utilized to fund projects that increase resilience, including how to navigate  these opportunities.
  • How they leveraged funding to secure additional money from local, state, and federal sources.
  • How they maximized impact by partnering with other groups and engaging the community.

Continuing Education Credits Available:

  • AICP
  • LA CES

2020 Funding Webinar Series Sponsored by:


Lisa McNeilly, Director of Sustainability, City of Baltimore, MD

Lisa McNeilly is the Director of Sustainability for the City of Baltimore, where she works toward a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient city. Previously, she was the Director of Sustainability at UC Berkeley, served as a program director for the Nature Conservancy, managed sustainability and compliance at the Grand Canyon, and directed international programs at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.  


Robert Doyle, General Manager, East Bay Regional Park District, Oakland, CA

Robert Doyle is the General Manager of the East Bay Regional Park District in California, and has over 45 years of experience as a parks and natural resources manager.  He is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including the 2020 APA Planning Pioneer award, and serves on the IUCN Urban Parks Committee, the North American Chapter of World Urban Parks, and the City Parks Alliance board.

Lisa LaRocque, Sustainability Officer, City of Las Cruces, NM

Lisa LaRocque has been the Sustainability Officer for the City of Las Cruces since August 2013. During her tenure, Lisa has focused on renewable energy, climate change and urban heat island impacts especially in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Lisa also supports City staff in a myriad of sustainability projects, from procurement guidelines to plastic bag ordinances.

Catherine Mathews, Landscape Architect/Parks & Recreation Department, City of Las Cruces, NM

Cathy has been practicing with the City of Las Cruces since 2002. She manages design and construction projects in the Parks and Recreation Department focusing on new parks, park renovations, recreation facilities, streetscapes, green infrastructure, and building site landscapes. Cathy is a New Mexico professional landscape architect and recently achieved recognition as a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) from the National Recreation and Park Association.

Nov 10, 2020
1:00-2:00 ET
Recording Available


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