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Recognizing its acute vulnerability to the effects of sea level rise (SLR), in 2015 the City of Miami established its Sea Level Rise Committee. Its purpose it to study the effects of SLR on the City and recommend changes to City policy to help better combat the deleterious effects of SLR. The Committee meets monthly in the Commission Chambers at Miami City Hall.

Mission and Vision

To study sea level rise and its effect on the City of Miami and make recommendations to the City Commission for increasing the City’s resilience to rising sea levels.

Board Members



Co-founder and managing partner of the firm, Wayne M. Pathman is one of the state’s distinguished lawyers with more than 30 years experience. Mr. Pathman heads the firm’s Land Use, Zoning, and Environmental Law Section.

Mariana Boldu


Mariana Boldu is currently the Director of Resilience Design at Curtis + Rogers Design Studio, a well-established local landscape architecture practice that provides quality award-winning landscape architectural services throughout South Florida.

Patrick Rynne


Dr. Patrick Rynne is a marine scientist, ocean engineer and science outreach specialist. He completed his undergraduate education in Material Engineering from Brown University, earned a Master of Science degree in Ocean Engineering from Florida Atlantic University, and a Ph.D in Applied Marine Physics from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science.

Reinaldo Borges


Reinaldo Borges is the Founder and Principal of Borges + Associates Architects, a leading design and architecture firm headquartered in Miami, Florida. Throughout his 25+ year career, Borges has put his stamp on iconic developments throughout Southern Florida and the Middle East.

Frances Colon


Dr. Frances Colón is the CEO of Jasperi Consulting, a boutique firm that provides science, environment and technology policy advice to higher education institutions as well as state and national-level policy-makers.

Amy Clement


Dr. Amy Clement earned her Bachelors degree in Physics from Columbia College, and Ph.D. from the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, both at Columbia University in New York.

Jose Regalado


Pete Gomez


Pete Gomez is a highly motivated and enthusiastic Fire Service professional with a specialty in the field of Emergency Management. With over 32 years of experience in every aspect of the Fire Service. Pete brings a very well rounded perspective and wealth of experience to any organization.

Kilan Bishop


Kilan Bishop is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Miami, where she is completing her dissertation research studying genetic factors that influence triple negative breast cancer development and progression. .

Agendas and Notes


  1. October 1, 2015 (Agenda) (Minutes)
  2. November 9, 2015 (Agenda) (Minutes)
  3. December 17, 2015 (Agenda) (Minutes)

  4. 2016

  5. January 6, 2016 (Agenda) (Minutes)
  6. January 11, 2016 (Agenda) (Minutes)
  7. February 8, 2016 (Agenda) (Minutes)
  8. March 14, 2016 (Agenda) (Minutes)

  9. 2017

  10. January 4, 2017: Meeting at City Hall (Agenda) (Notes)
  11. January 13, 2017: Workshop at Miami Riverside Center(Agenda) (Notes)
  12. January 24, 2017: Workshop at Miami Riverside Center (Agenda) (Notes)
  13. January 26, 2017: City Commission Appearance (Memo)
  14. February 27, 2017: Meeting at City Hall (Agenda) (Notes)
  15. March 16, 2017: Workshop at Miami Riverside Center (Agenda) (Notes)
  16. March 27, 2017: Meeting at City Hall (Agenda) (Notes)
  17. April 24, 2017: Meeting at Center Hall (Agenda) (Notes)
  18. April 27, 2017: City Commission Appearance (Memo)
  19. May 16, 2017: Workshop at Catalyst Miami(Agenda)
  20. May 22, 2017: Meeting at City Hall (Agenda) (Notes)
  21. June 26, 2017: Meeting at City Hall (Agenda) (Notes)
  22. September 25, 2017: Meeting at City Hall(Agenda) (Notes)
  23. October 20, 2017: Workshop at City Hall (Agenda) (Notes)

  24. 2018

  25. January 10, 2018: Workshop at Miami Riverside Center(Agenda)
  26. February 13, 2018: Workshop at East Hotel (Agenda) (Notes)
  27. February 20, 2018: Meeting at Mindwarehouse (Agenda) (Notes)
  28. March 29, 2018: Meeting at City Hall(Agenda) (Notes)
  29. April 25, 2018: Workshop at Miami Rowing Center (Agenda) (Notes)
  30. May 17, 2018: Workshop at Miami Rowing Center(Agenda) (Notes)
  31. May 21, 2018: Meeting at Jose Marti Park(Agenda) (Notes)
  32. June 18, 2018: Meeting at Miami Rowing Center(Agenda) (Notes)
  33. July 23, 2018: Space Called Tribe (Agenda) (Notes)
  34. October 1, 2018: Meeting at City Hall(Agenda) (Notes)
  35. November 5, 2018: Meeting at City Hall(Agenda) (Notes)
  36. November 29, 2018: Bylaws Subcommittee Meeting at MRC (Agenda) (Notes)
  37. November 29, 2018: Parks, Open Spaces and Natural Systems Subcommittee Meeting at MRC (Agenda) (Notes)
  38. December 3, 2018: Meeting at Virrick Park(Agenda) (Notes)
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Upcoming Meetings

  1. Monday, December 3, 2018  -  Virrick Park 6:00 pm


Reinaldo Rodriguez, Board Liaison:
444 sw 2nd ave
Miami, FL 33130
Phone: 305-416-1034