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Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: Al Leonard
April 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Al Leonard, Town Manager, Fair Bluff, N.C. – “Disaster Recovery in a Small Town: The Challenges Facing Rural Communities through the Eyes of a Town Manager”
Al Leonard will discuss the impacts of Hurricane Matthew on the Town of Fair Bluff, N.C., and will describe the process of disaster recovery as it has unfolded from a local government perspective. Issues discussed will include the myriad recovery programs and how well they do or do not address the local conditions.
Leonard is the Town Manager of Fair Bluff, located along the Lumber River in Columbus County, N.C. Fair Bluff was devastated by the flooding associated with Hurricane Matthew, which struck the state in the fall of 2016. Leonard is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.