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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title IV
EXECUTIVE BRANCH
Chapter 14
GOVERNOR
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F.S. 14.2031
14.2031 Statewide Office of Resilience.
(1) The Statewide Office of Resilience is established within the Executive Office of the Governor for the purpose of reviewing all flood resilience and mitigation activities in the state and coordinating flood resilience and mitigation efforts with federal, state, and local governmental entities and other stakeholders. The office shall be headed by a Chief Resilience Officer, who is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Governor.
(2) The Chief Resilience Officer shall:
(a) Serve as a subject-matter expert for the state on issues related to flood resilience and mitigation.
(b) Be responsible for promoting and coordinating flood resilience and mitigation efforts in the state and identifying gaps across state-supported activities.
(c) Provide strategic direction for interagency and cross-disciplinary initiatives to minimize the flood vulnerability of critical assets as defined in s. 380.093(2).
(d) Work with federal, state, regional, and local governmental entities and nongovernmental entities to align flood resilience and mitigation priorities.
(e) Collaborate with the Florida Flood Hub for Applied Research and Innovation and other appropriate entities to provide technical guidance to state agencies, as well as local and regional governmental entities, to incorporate future standards and projections regarding flooding, including sea level rise projections, into future state projects, plans, and programs.
(f) Engage with state agencies and water management districts to innovate processes, programs, decision frameworks, and reporting mechanisms intended to bolster flood resilience and mitigation activities.
(g) Consult with the Florida Flood Hub for Applied Research and Innovation to improve the usability of data products intended to inform state agencies and local governments.
(3) All state and local governmental entities are authorized and directed to assist the Chief Resilience Officer to the extent such assistance is consistent with law and with budgetary constraints.
History.s. 1, ch. 2022-89.