Charlotte County Residents Urged to Attend Meeting with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) to Discuss Hurricane Ian Recovery and Community Needs

[Punta Gorda, Florida] – Charlotte County residents are urged to participate in a crucial meeting hosted by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) to voice their needs and aspirations for the post-hurricane recovery efforts.


The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced it will host a series of public workshops to hear directly from Floridians about their unmet disaster recovery needs following Hurricane Ian, providing an overview of the CDBG-DR program and upcoming State of Florida Action Plan that will detail how this funding will address unmet recovery and mitigation needs, and offering impacted Floridians an opportunity to provide their input.


The devastating impact of recent hurricanes has left our community grappling with significant challenges. As we embark on the long and arduous journey of rebuilding, it is paramount that the voices of community members are heard and prioritized. This public meeting scheduled for July 12th, presents a unique opportunity for residents to come together and engage in constructive dialogue to shape the future of our community's recovery.


During the meeting, participants will have the chance to express their concerns, share personal experiences, and propose innovative ideas to enhance the effectiveness of the ongoing recovery efforts. The input received from community members will directly inform decision-making processes and help allocate resources to areas most in need.


All concerned citizens, homeowners, business owners, community organizations, and individuals passionate about the future of our community are strongly urged to attend the DEO meeting. Together, we can ensure that no voice is left unheard and that our collective vision fora resilient and thriving community is realized.


Event details: Date: July 12, 2023, Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: Charlotte Harbor and Conference Center. For more information, please contact: Department of Economic Opportunity Email: