Parish President speaks on flooding, land loss

Published 12:09 am Wednesday, May 2, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom and John Lane, St. Bernard’s executive director for coastal operations, spoke to a national planning audience last week at the 2018 National Planning Conference in New Orleans.

St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom speaks at last week’s conference.

The panel was facilitated in part by St. John Planning & Zoning Director Alex  Carter to discuss future development and natural environment issues, with a specific focus on the political and physical challenges of flooding and coastal land loss.

“This session was a great opportunity to convey to planners from across the globe who are concerned with rising sea levels and increased flood risks our demonstrated capacity in Louisiana to combat flood risks and emphasize the results of our hard fought efforts,” Robottom said.

“Building a better St. John Parish, River Region and ultimately State of Louisiana requires communication, cooperation and collaboration across parishes and governmental entities – and I was pleased to lead the conversation.”

— Submitted by St. John Communications.