Louisiana Water System Grades
By Murray Wennerlund published 11-3-2022 updated 11-3-2022
Emergent Methods LLC: Public Outreach and Communications between congressional representatives went from $200,000 to $1,000,000 to $2,200,000 and now to an additional $2,500,000 this year for really not providing any additional services.
It's been years since anyone from Emergent Methods LLC (Rachel DiResto) has updated information or conducted outreach for the 2016 flood program that is still on going. It appears this company will be doing much of the same well into the future (2024). They seem to be involved in planning and management roles more than public outreach in which they were hired under contracts listed in the OCD-DRU DOA website.
Role: To provide communications and outreach services needed to support a communications and outreach plan for the Program to reach key stakeholders, media, and the general public.
History of Emergent Methods Rags to Riches story:
This is a Rags to Riches story all started when Nick Spreyer and Patrick Forbes crossed paths Oct. 2016 in Cuba during an Economic Development visit by the Governors staff which included The Water Institute of the Gulf to which Nick Spreyer President of Emergent Methods LLC was employed and listed as an intern before being hired by OCD-DRU Director Patrick Forbes to manage all state communications with the disasters between the dates of 2016-2024.