The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Coastal States Organization (CSO) want to improve the way our nation manages its coasts. To do that, we need your input.
  During the meetings, NOAA and CSO will present our joint initiative, Envisioning the Future of Coastal Management, followed by facilitated comment sessions. We want to hear your success stories, best management practices, and innovative solutions for how coastal management can be better.
  Topics will include:
  • Coastal issues – What are the most important challenges now and in the future?
  • Current Policies and Programs – What is working well? What can be improved?
  • Solutions – What new, innovative approaches will move coastal management forward? How can we improve the Coastal Zone Management Act? What tools are needed to build strong coastal communities and healthy coasts?
  • Setting Goals and Measuring Success – Should goals be set? If so, what should they be? How can we ensure that management approaches are effective?
  Attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. Please register on this site by selecting the city above.  There is no registration fee to attend and lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact our contractor Resource Plus at or (617) 385-5028.
  The meeting schedule is below and available for download.  Please check back to this web site, or the NOAA web site listed below, for updates.
Event City: Location:
Boston: May 8 Bentley College, 175 Forrest Street, Waltham, MA 024523
Registration Deadline: April 27
Chicago: May 21 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60604
Registration Deadline: May 11
Atlanta: May 31 EPA Region 4, Atlanta Federal Center; 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Registration Deadline: May 21
San Francisco: June 12 Lone Mountain Conference Center, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Registration Deadline: May 29
Hawaii: June 7 Architecture Building Auditorium,
  University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus, 2410 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822
Registration Deadline: June 1
  If you are unable to attend any of these meetings, please feel free to submit your comments via the NOAA website at, where you can also find a full meeting schedule and additional information about the Envisioning project.
  Thank you for taking advantage of this opportunity to impact the way our coasts are managed. We want to hear your voice and look forward to your participation.
  Kacky Andrews David Kennedy
  Executive Director Director
  Coastal States Organization Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource Management, NOAA