CRS PPI Task Force

Member Name Title/ Qualification
Larry Gautier  Senior Vice President/ NAI Miami/ Real Estate Development
Cristina Lujan  Brown Harris Stevens/ Realtor Associate 
Hugo Guzman  Sustainability Advocate and Researcher/ Florida International University 
Andrea Candelaria Resilience/ CRS Coordinator (Village of Palmetto Bay)
Olga Cadaval HR & Communications Director (Village of Palmetto Bay)

Staff Liaison:   Andrea Candelaria, Resilience Coordinator


During the Regular Council meeting of March 1, 2021, the Village Manager was directed by Council to create a PPI Committee, as provided by Resolution 2021-22.  The PPI Task Force is responsible for developing and implementing the Program for Public Information.

The PPI Task Force used the following three goals to guide the overall implementation of this Program for Public Information to better educate the public about the flood risks facing the Village and how to protect themselves as well as their homes and businesses from the flood damage; and to understand the importance of flood insurance. 

Goal 1: Recognize the risk associated with flooding and what individuals can do to reduce damage to property and save lives. 

Goal 2: Promote the purchase of flood insurance to ensure greater protection of property within the Village. 

Goal 3: Increase the preparedness capability of the public to respond to and recover from flood events. 


PPI Taskforce members include: 

  • Three (3) Village of Palmetto Bay Employees (Floodplain Manager and Public Information Officer) 
  • Three (3) Village Representatives (Real Estate Agent/Broker/Lender, Insurance Agent
  • At least one-half of the members of the PPI committee must be representatives from outside the local government

The participants comprising the PPI Committee for the Village were selected in accordance with the above criteria. The CRS PPI Task Force is not governed by the Florida Public Meetings law.

Committee Qualifications

  • There must be representation from the community's floodplain management office. 
  • There must be representation from the community's public information office, if there is one. 
  • At least half of the members must be from outside the local government ("stakeholders")