Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council
In this week’s presentation, Eliska Morgan will provide an exciting update on the status of Coastal Restoration funding in South Alabama. Eliska was appointed to serve as Alabama’s Coastal Restoration Coordinator in 2013, where she is assigned to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. In this role, she also serves as Executive Director of the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council and is leading the project review, selection, and award process for the Restore Act trust fund, established in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
A native of Mobile, Eliska began her career in 1982 as an intern for Congressman Jack Edwards. After three years in Washington, Eliska moved home to Mobile and joined the district staff for newly-elected Congressman Sonny Callahan as a caseworker. She was promoted to and served as District Director from 1997 to 2002, and then served as campaign manager for Jo Bonner. Following Congressman Bonner’s election, Eliska worked with his transition team and then served as Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director until July, 2013.
Eliska is currently a member of the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program’s Executive Committee, Finance Committee and Business Resources Committee. In addition, she serves on the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation Board of Trustees; the Board of the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science Foundation; the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee; the Alabama Water Resources Commission; and the Coastal Resources Advisory Committee.
A graduate of the University of South Alabama with a B.S. degree in marketing, Eliska and her husband, Scott, have three children, William, 25, Taylor, 23, and Michael, 11. The Morgan’s make their home in Mobile, Alabama.