While Hurricane Maria bypassed the state, its impact on Puerto Rico has certainly been felt across Central Florida. As the central destination for evacuated residents, teams from across the region are working hard to welcome the displaced to the area, assist with affordable housing, and integrate their kids into the school systems.
What does the impact on Central Florida look like from their perspectives? How has each entity engaged with one another? How has the communications structure evolved as the process progressed? What were their communications challenges and how were they overcome? Are we ready for the future impact if and when the residents return to their home on Puerto Rico?
A panel discussion will be led by WFTV’s Nancy Alvarez, co-anchor of Eyewitness News Daybreak who has been an integral communications resource between those living on the island and their relatives living in Central Florida.
Ana Cruz – Coordinator, City of Orlando Hispanic Office for Local Assistance
Scott Howat – Chief Communications Officer, Orange County Public Schools and President, Foundation for OCPS
Mark Pino – Public Relations Officer, Osceola County
This event is sponsored by Orange County Public Schools.
January 18, 2018 – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
$25 Members; $40 Non-members; $15 Students
Parking information will be shared closer to the event.
No shows will be invoiced. Refunds will not be issued unless cancellation order is received at least 48 hours prior to event.