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Press Release Mar 04 2020

Local USVI Radio Station 'Caribbean Country' Hosts Discussion on Recent Recovery Efforts and Future Funding

In late February, one of our firm's USVI project team experts, Edmund Saldaña, participated in a group discussion on Caribbean Country's WVVI-FM's (93.5 FM) 'Straight Talk' talk-radio program.

The discussion centered around the most recent recovery efforts taking place in the USVI and the new funding that has become available for recovery projects that will take place in the near future.

Radio host, Redfield, also featured the Commissioner of the V.I. Department of Public Works, Nelson Petty, Jr., along with several other local experts to inform listeners about topics such a FEMA spending and the Community Development Block Grant, which is one of the longest-running programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, funds local community development activities with the stated goal of providing affordable housing, anti-poverty programs and infrastructure development.

To listen to the show in its entirety, visit http://ow.ly/JRVG30qn5qW.

Edmund Saldaña is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer and Certified General Contractor with a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and holds Public Trust level security clearance from the Department of Homeland Security. Certified by FEMA as a Train-the-Trainer in advanced Incident Command System, and as a Professional Continuity Practitioner. Specialist in Federal disaster grant management. Construction management project history includes civil works, industrial and environmental, and disaster recovery project history includes initial damage assessments for Federal disaster declarations, managing statewide teams of response and long-term recovery personnel under the Florida State Emergency Response Team (SERT) recovery division, and supporting applicants with all phases of Public Assistance grant management. He is fully bilingual (English/Spanish) with native fluency.