Major Goals for 2021 Fiscal Year of the HERO Team:
Snr. Director – Paul Backhouse
- Define identity of HERO to Tribal Communities and External Agencies
- Support ERMD, Museum and THPO Operations.
- Develop Strategic Relationships with Key Stakeholders
- Support Community Development Social Projects
- Provide Excellence in On-Reservation Permitting Support.
- Support Self Determination Through Strength in Government to Government Consultation
- Increase Opportunities for Tribal Member Employment
Community Engagement Manager – Quenton Cypress
- Continue the relationship with the Loxahatchee battle field and hopefully create an idea for the memorial that will best represent the soldiers and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
- Have events at the topeekeeke Yakne going on at least once a week with the help of our new WEP person Olivia Cypress.
- Have a big Seminole tribal community trip to attend the 200th anniversary of Florida becoming a part of the US’s position/flag raising. (Bring me the head of Osceola project)
- Work more with ERMD
- Continue building a better relationship with the army corps of engineers
- Get the Brighton charter school and the Ahfachkee School out to Egmont Key
Snr. Scientist/Liaison – Stacy Myers
- Leadership role in Everglades Restoration
- Remote Collaboration Expertise leadership
- Keep Leadership apprised of issues through position statements
- Integration of THPO and ERMD external project issues into positions
- Direct large scale projects across all Departments
Project Manager – Bernard Howard and Management Trainee Richard Billie
- Develop STOF Permitting Workflow
- Continued Developmental Trainings
- Establish HERO as separate entity from ERMD and THPO for on-reservation permitting
- Identify best software to aid STOF permitting process
- Continued oversight of STOF projects through the regulatory process