In its third year the FloodRISE research team coordinated a series of focus group meetings with various community and civic leaders in each of the project sites. Three meetings took place in Newport Beach in August 2015, followed by four meetings in the Tijuana River Valley in March 2016 and four meetings in Tijuana in April 2016. The purpose of these meetings was to share some preliminary mapped data and seek feedback from local leaders regarding its usefulness for different flood planning and preparedness decisions. More than 50 participants contributed to meetings among the three sites, which are informing the next round of flood communications that the research team is developing.