NHMA

 

Natural Hazard Mitigation Association Practitioners Symposium

Wednesday, June 25 through Thursday, June 26, 2014
Omni Interlocken Resort
Broomfield, Colorado

The NHMA Practitioners Meeting, a partnership between the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association and the Natural Hazards Center, follows the main Hazards Workshop. For more information on the NHMA, please visit the NHMA Web site.

Register for the NHMA Practitioners Meeting using the Natural Hazards Workshop online registration. A welcoming reception, continental breakfast, and lunch are included in the registration cost.


Schedule

A more detailed schedule is available on the NHMA Web site.

Wednesday, June 23

Registration
4:00 to 4:15 p.m., Centennial E

Welcome
4:15 to 4:45 p.m., Centennial E

Overview of Natural Hazards Mitigation Association (NHMA)
Edward A. Thomas, President, NHMA
Alessandra Jerolleman, Executive Director, NHMA

Overview of the 2014 Program Agenda and Theme
Lincoln Walther, FAICP, Planning Director, CSA Ocean Sciences Inc.
J. Barry Hokanson, Urban Planning Consultant

Keynote
4:45 - 6:15 p.m., Centennial E
*Available via GoToWebinar*
Keynote Address: The Elected Official and Hazard Mitigation
Keynote Speaker: Linda Langston, President, National Association of Counties Introduction: David Miller, FEMA Associate Administrator for Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration

Joint Reception with Researchers
6:15 - 7:00 p.m., Lobby Court

Offsite casual dinner with update from FEMA and NOAA Leadership
7:30 - 9:00 p.m., TBD

Thursday, June 26

Continental Breakfast
7:15 - 8:15 a.m., Centennial Foyer

Informal Meeting Time for NHMA Committees
7:15 - 8:15 a.m., Centennial E
Breakfast Roundtable 1: What They Didnít Tell You: Transitioning from Academia to Hazard Mitigation Practitioner
Breakfast Roundtable 2: Climate Adaptation: Atmospheric Science meets Hazard Practitioner

Plenary
8:15 - 9:45 a.m., Centennial E
*Available via GoToWebinar*
Resilient Cities at the Cutting Edge
Moderator: Lincoln Walther, CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc.
Speakers: Jeff Hebert, Executive Director, New Orleans Redevelopment Authority
Grant Ervin, Sustainability Manager, City of Pittsburg
Micah Hilt, Planner, San Francisco Earthquake Safety Implementation Program
Organizer: Lincoln Walther, CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc.

Break
9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Integrating Hazards in Local Planning Efforts
10:00 - 11:15 a.m., Centennial E
*Available via GoToWebinar*
Moderator: Darrin Punchard, MWH Global
Speakers: Kasey Jacobs, Partnership and Outreach Coordinator, Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Charles Latini, Jr., CWL Planning LLC, and President of the American Planning Association, New Jersey Chapter (APA-NJ)

Understanding Catastrophe Insurance
10:00 - 11:15 a.m., Spruce
*Available via GoToWebinar*
Moderator: Bruce Patton, California Earthquake Authority
Speakers: Janiele Maffei, California Earthquake Authority
Shana Ackerman, California Earthquake Authority
Andrew Castaldi, Swiss Re

Tips, Hints & Tricks for Successful Grant Programs
11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Centennial E
*Available via GoToWebinar*
Moderator: Darrin Punchard, MWH Global
Speakers: Annie Mack Vest, Oklahoma State Hazard Mitigation Officer
Adele Balmer, Florida Division of Emergency Management

Making Community Growth and Development a Hazard-Friendly Process
11:15 to 12:30 p.m., Spruce
*Available via GoToWebinar*
Moderator: Molly Mowery, Wildfire Planning International
Speakers: Tareq Wafaie, Clarion Associates, Denver
Gene Henry, Hillsborough County, FL

Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Outdoor Pavilion

Breakout Sessions

Improving Local Hazard Mitigation Planning
1:30 - 2:45 p.m., Centennial E
*Available via GoToWebinar*
Moderator: Darrin Punchard, MWH Global
Speakers: Erin Capps, H2O Partners, and Co-Chair of NHMA Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee
Rebecca Joyce, Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission
Nathan Slaughter, Atkins

Communicating: Reaching the Public
1:30 - 2:45 p.m., Spruce
*Available via GoToWebinar*
Moderator: Kevin Nelson, US Environmental Protection Agency
Speakers: Adam Crowe, Virginia Commonwealth University
Rebecca Williams, Joplin, MO
Genevieve Williams, Joplin, MO

Mitigation in Short and Long Term Recovery: Colorado and Vermont Case Studies
2:45 - 4:00 p.m., Spruce
*Available via GoToWebinar*
Moderator: David Mallory, Jeff Brislawn
Speakers: Nezette Rydell, National Weather Service
Marilyn Gally, Colorado Office of Emergency Management, Mitigation and Recovery Section
The Honorable Tara Schoedinger, Mayor, Jamestown, CO
Victoria Simonsen, Town Administrator, Lyons, CO
Joshua Schwartz, Mad River Valley (VT) Planning District
Faith Ingulsrude, Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development
Mike Kline, Vermont Rivers Program

State and Federal Assistance Programs for Practitioners
2:45 - 4:00 p.m., Centennial E
*Available via GoToWebinar*
Moderator: Kevin Nelson, US Environmental Protection Agency
Speakers: Julie Baxter, US Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 8
Adele Balmer, Florida Division of Emergency Management

Break
4:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Learning from Peer Community Networks
4:15 - 5:30 p.m., Centennial E
*Available via GoToWebinar*
Moderator: Tim Lovell, Tulsa, OK, Tulsa Partners, Inc
Speakers: Brett KenCairn, Boulder, CO, Rockefeller Foudnation Reslience Challenge Cohort
Molly Mowery, Denver, CO, Fire Adapated Communities learning Network
Bill Robinson, Tulsa, OK, CRS User Groups
Terri Turner, Augusta, GA, Resilient Neighbors Network

Legal/Legislative Issues Update
4:15 - 5:30 p.m., Spruce
*Available via GoToWebinar*
Moderator: Ed Thomas
Speakers: Jim Mullen, Consultant, past president of the National Emergency Management Association
Windell Curole, General Manager, South Lafourche Levee District, Louisiana
Rachael Sears, Team Lead, Community Compliance, Floodplain Management Branch, FEMA

Closing, Next Steps, and Acknowledgements
5:30 - 5:45 p.m., Centennial E