Resilient Virginia News: May 2017
Join Resiliency Innovators at the Resilient Virginia Conference, August 1–2, 2017
Registration is open for the 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference, taking place August 1–2 at the Richmond Convention Center. This year, Resilient Virginia is pleased that the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security and Chief Resiliency Officer and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), is taking a leading role in supporting the conference.
Our focus, Connecting Communities, Business, and Educators for Resiliency Solutions, will bring together participants from local and state governments, the business community, and representatives from higher education and community organizations to:
Connect with resiliency planning experts from Virginia and other states who are proactively addressing climate and national security risks in their regions;
Gain information on new products and technologies that target concerns about extreme weather events, energy security, and long-term adaptation to deal with sea level rise and flooding;
Learn about and take away tools that can be used for resiliency planning in their own communities
Our distinguished speakers at the August 1–2, 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference include:
State Resiliency Programs
The Honorable Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, Commonwealth of Virginia
Emergency Management and Hazard Mitigation
Rob Mooney, Protective Security Advisor, Office of Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Stacie Neal, Critical Infrastructure Program Manager, Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Pete Owens, Protective Security Advisor, Office of Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Ed Porner, Director, Recovery and Resilience Division, Virginia Department of Emergency Management
James Riddick, Director, Norfolk Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response
George B. Huff, Jr., CBCP, MBCI, Director of Consulting, The Continuity Project
Maureen Roskoski, LEED AP O+M, SFP, Corporate Sustainability Officer, Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.
Philip Schneider, AIA, Director, Multihazard Mitigation Council, National Institute of Building Sciences
Evan Fineman, Executive Director, Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission
Rebecca Joyce, Senior Planner, Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission
Julie Shortridge, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Outreach Specialist, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
Andy Sorrell, AICP, Coordinator, Farmland Preservation, VDACS
Innovative Technologies and Solutions
Carol Considine, M.S., Engineering Technology, Old Dominion University
Christina Luman-Bailey, Vice Mayor, City of Hopewell and Chairperson, GoGreen Virginia
Greg Mella, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, SmithGroup, JJR
Aaron Sutch, Program Director, VA SUN
Matt Wade, Deputy Director, VA Clean Cities
Stephen Cauffman, Lead, Disaster Resilience, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Nancy McNabb, AIA, The Continuity Project
Henry “Speaker” Pollard, Partner, Williams Mullen
David Savarese, Consultant, Jacobs
Sirirat Tavanapong, Director, Advance Planning Group, Jacobs
Visit the conference website for updates on the agenda topics and speakers.
Plan to participate by attending, sponsoring, or exhibiting at the conference. Join your colleagues in working toward a resilient future! Register today at our conference website.
Thanks to Our 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference Sponsors!
For information on sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference, contact Annette Osso, Managing Director, Resilient Virginia(firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thanks to Our 2016 and 2017 Annual Sponsors
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Highlights for May 2017 and Beyond!!
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