The Florida Coastal Management Program's Annual Meeting brings together stakeholders and local, state and federal partners in an effort to broaden awareness of FCMP's activities, expand partnerships and discuss local coastal management issues.
The Florida Coastal Management Program is based on a network of agencies implementing 24 statutes that protect and enhance the state's natural, cultural and economic coastal resources. The goal of the program is to coordinate local, state and federal agency activities using existing laws to ensure that Florida's coast is as valuable to future generations as it is today.
The first meeting was held in Tallahassee in 2016 as a statewide summit, discussing the program's activities and successes from the previous five years. Subsequent annual meetings have been held in different regions of the state to focus on local coastal management topics of interest. The 2017 meeting was held in St. Augustine and highlighted coastal management activities and locally relevant issues within Florida's northeast region. The 2018 meeting, held in Clearwater Beach, focused on resiliency, strong communities and risk preparedness in Florida's southwest region.
This year's meeting will continue the theme of resiliency, strong communities, and risk preparedness, but will focus on the northwest region of Florida and will be held in the City of Pensacola on May 1-2, 2019. More information is also available at our FDEP webpage.
To view the presentations from the 2017 meeting in St. Augustine, click here.
The meeting presentations will also be broadcast as a webinar for those who cannot attend in person. Please click here to register for the 2019 FCMP Annual Meeting webinar.
Meeting Hotel Information
We have arranged for a room block at the meeting venue, the Pensacola Grand Hotel. The arranged rate is $124/night.
To reserve a room, please contact the hotel directly at 850-433-3336 and ask for Room Reservations. Refer to code FCMP.
Date range for room block price: Tuesday April 30 to Thursday May 2.
Deadline to book at the room block price: Monday, April 1*.
*The price of $124 may be available after April 1, however, it will be subject to availability.
Other Hotel Information
There are a few other hotels within a short drive of the Pensacola Grand Hotel, including:
A list of most local hotels can be found here.
Free parking will be available for all meeting attendees at the Pensacola Grand Hotel.