June In-Person Meeting: 

Topic: Project Phoenix 2.0

Presenter:  Brian EllisDisaster Recovery Coordinator, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council

Date:  June 29th. 2022

Location: Bahama Breeze, 3045 N Rocky Point Dr E, Tampa, FL 33607

Presentation: 11:30am – 1pm

Meeting Registration Fees:

Active ACP Members - $20.00/Meeting

1st Time In-Person Visitor - FREE

Repeat visitors (max 3 total visits) $30.00/Meeting

Registration Link: 


Registration will close Friday, June 24th @ 3:00PM


What if a Category 5 hurricane struck the Tampa Bay region? How would the events unfold, and what would the region look like in the aftermath of the storm? How can you use this scenario as an exercise for your organization? 
Our presenter for the meeting is Brian Ellis, who serves as the Disaster Recovery Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Planning Council.  In this meeting, Brian will share how the exercise was developed and tips on using this tool to conduct an exercise at your organization. 
Project Phoenix 2.0: The Recovery is a facilitated training exercise that examines critical issues and capabilities of Tampa Bay area small businesses and emergency management agencies during disaster recovery. A series of videos supplement the exercise; illustrating a simulated Category 5 hurricane hitting Tampa Bay paralleled with lessons learned and words of advice from small business owners impacted by Hurricane Michael in 2018.  
Brian Ellis serves as the Disaster Recovery Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council. Brian works to support economic recovery efforts in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma, helping to coordinate the efforts of local governments, economic development organizations, and individual businesses. Brian helps to provide direct assistance in navigating and accessing the numerous resources, available from multiple agencies, to aid in recovery and resilience activities. 



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We have several new sponsorship and speaking opportunities available. If you, or anyone you know, has an interest in sponsoring and supporting GTBACP, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The cost of an annual sponsorship is $500.


Sponsor Benefits Include:

  • Sponsors logo will be placed in the monthly GTBACP newsletter and on the Chapter website.
  • Sponsor will be recognized at each monthly member meeting (virtually or in-person), when held. Chapter meetings are not held in December.
  • Sponsorship fee will allow up to two (2) meeting attendees from the sponsor organization at no additional cost for one (1) meeting.  Any additional sponsor attendees who are not GTBACP members will be charged at the visitor rate.
  • Sponsor will be given ten (10) minutes prior to one (1) chapter meeting to speak or present to the membership about the company’s products and/or services, and/or share their company’s experiences with the group.
  • For in-person meetings, a table will be set up for the sponsor for one (1) meeting to set up literature, flyers, etc. Sponsor can have giveaways/chachkies for the attendees (We can’t give you a list of attendees, but you can collect business cards for a giveaway.)
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