Quality Public Participation in Hazard Mitigation Planning

Wed. June 25th, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Centennial F

Involving the public in hazard mitigation and disaster resilience is a challenge across the globe, but there are organizations that attempt to counter this issue by actively promoting citizen involvement. In this session, panelists will discuss ways to increase public input and the successes and challenges faced in promoting grassroots involvement. Specifically, panelists will attempt to define successful community participation and what a successful participation and engagement process looks like. Examples of their experiences in community participation and disaster resilience will be included.

Panelist Oluponmile Olonilua, Moderator
Texas Southern University

Panelist John Cooper, Panelist
Texas A&M University

PanelistTim Trautman, Panelist
Mecklenburg County

PanelistBarbara Miller, Panelist
Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management

PanelistRebecca Joyce, Panelist
Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission

Organizers: Oluponmile Olonilua, Texas Southern University and Alessandra Jerolleman, JEO Consulting Group