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Underwater HOA Monthly Meeting – 2020 Planning Meeting
February 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join artist Xavier Cortada and community members to reflect on the last year of Underwater HOA’s activities, accomplishments, and lessons learned. Resources and ideas will be presented for how our Underwater HOA Toolkit for home owners and renters can best serve the South Florida community in the face of sea-level rise and climate change.
Activities will include painting signs of sea level and making connections with your neighbors and community, as well as a roundtable discussion and idea exchange.
2020 Planning Meeting Recap:
It was a promising continuation of the momentum from the previous year, and a great way to return to the space we will now use to unite homeowners, renters, community members, and neighbors to come together to address the existential crisis here in South Florida and around the world: sea level rise and climate change. Some great ideas were brought to the 2020 planning meeting led by artist Xavier Cortada. Three committees were proposed and discussed:
- Dr. Brian Haus, Chair and Professor, Department of Ocean Sciences – Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami, will will continue to chair the Pinecrest area chapter of Underwater HOA. He will be joined Victor Vincent and Holly Zickler on the chapter’s executive board.
- Another committee will be formed for new chapter development, chaired by Xavier Cortada, for the purposes of educating and developing the platform for sharing the UHOA model with other institutions. The Underwater HOA toolkit, launching this year, will be a resource to supplement this committee’s efforts in spreading the UHOA model.
- The third committee, chaired by Cortada Projects director Adam Roberti, will be responsible for engagement and programming of the Underwater HOA, continuing and growing community outreach.
UM students and other attendees also had the opportunity to create underwater yard markers, creating artistic statements by painting their homes’ elevation above sea level on reclaimed political signs. The creation of these signs will be a staple for all newcomers at all UHOA meetings.