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Gary O’Neal

Grants Manager

Gary O’Neal began his Emergency Management career in a volunteer capacity for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) over a decade ago. After several years of providing Technical Assistance to municipal grant applicants throughout the State of Louisiana with GOHSEP, he pivoted to providing communities with consulting, grant writing and grant management services across the entire spectrum of hazard mitigation funding solutions in the private sector.

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA)
  • Hazard Mitigation Program (HMGP)
  • Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
  • Floodplain Management

Professional Memberships:

  • Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)
  • Active Member Louisiana Floodplain Management Association (LFMA)
  • Board Member National Notary Association (NNA)
  • Active Member Louisiana Notary Association (LNA) – Board Member (2018-2020)

Achievements:

  • Livingston Parish Chamber – Leadership Livingston – Graduate, Class of 2020
  • Livingston Parish Chamber – Leadership Livingston – Class Speaker, Class of 2020 (elected)
  • Livingston Parish Chamber – Leadership Livingston – Alumni Committee
  • Louisiana Floodplain Management Association (LFMA) – Board Member
  • Louisiana Floodplain Management Association (LFMA) – Legislative Liaison
  • Louisiana Notary Association – Legislative Research Committee Chair (2018-Current)

Personal Life:

Gary loves to travel both stateside and abroad—Mexico, the Caribbean, and most recently, South America (Costa Rica). He enjoys biking and exercising outdoors along with saltwater fishing. Gary likes reading a mixture of fiction and non-fiction. He’s a die-hard LSU fan, and last but certainly not least, he is a proud owner of a Teacup Chihuahua named Ella Sue.

 

Licenses

  • Certified Floodplain Manager (US-160-09486)
  • Notary Public – Statewide Jurisdiction (Bar Roll # 144626)

Community

  • Livingston Parish Chamber – Leadership Livingston – Graduate, 2020, Class Speaker (Elected)
  • Livingston Parish Chamber – Leadership Livingston – Alumni Committee
  • Louisiana Floodplain Management Association – Board Member
  • Louisiana Floodplain Management Association – Legislative Liaison
  • Krewe of Orion – Permanent Board Member

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