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State of Resilience Leadership Forum and Community Workshop June 28-29

Matt Ball on June 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning

On June 28 and 29, the State of Resilience Leadership Forum and Community Workshop will explore progress made in building resilient communities across the nation and what the future agenda for resilience work should be. Hosted by the ResilientAmerica Roundtable of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the event will highlight successes and impacts identified during years of investments, experimentation, and research to understand what works and what doesn’t. A live video webcast of the event will be available at http://www.national-academies.org.

During the Leadership Forum on June 28, 2 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. EDT, National Public Radio’s Andrea Seabrook will moderate discussions with:

  • Craig Fugate, administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Michael Berkowitz, president, Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities
  • Ray Bonilla Jr., senior director, IT Resiliency Management, Kaiser Permanente
  • Paul Nicholas, senior director, Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy, Microsoft Corp.
  • Lynn Scarlett, global managing director for public policy, The Nature Conservancy
  • Chip LaMarca, county commissioner, Broward County, Fla.
  • Ben McAdams, mayor, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Michael Seibert, mayor, Joplin, Mo.

At the Community Workshop on June 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT, experts and community stakeholders from across the nation will share solutions to pressing challenges decision makers must overcome to build resilience in their communities.

The forum and workshop will take place at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

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