By Governor Haley Barbour
October 11, 2005 -- Just over six weeks ago, Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster in American history, struck our Gulf Coast and South Mississippi a grievous blow. Our state and our citizens bore the brunt of a hurricane more devastating than Camille, and the miles upon miles of utter destruction is unimaginable, except to those who have witnessed it with their own eyes, on the ground.
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The Mississippi Renewal Forum was an unprecedented gathering of over 200 community leaders and committed professionals seeking responsible design options for the rebuilding of the homes, neighborhoods and communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
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A general schedule appears below, or download the comprehensive version here [xls].
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Arrival and set up
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Teams form and begin
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Visit communities and meet stakeholders
Friday, October 14, 2005
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Public team presentations with each community
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Monday, October 17, 2005
Public team presentations
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
The central studio for the Mississippi Renewal Forum was located
The Isle of Capri Casino Resort
151 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39530
Located ten minutes south of I-10 on Highway 90.
"The Commission will lead, but local governments and the private sector will decide."
-Gov. Haley Barbour