The 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference
Connecting Communities, Business, and Educators for Resiliency Solutions
August 1–2, 2017 | Richmond, Virginia
This year’s theme, Connecting Communities, Business, and Educators for Resilience Solutions, builds on last year’s inaugural conference goals of broadening the capacity for resiliency planning in the state, and it serves as a forum to highlight the resiliency programs developed under Governor Terry McAuliffe’s administration.
We are pleased to announce that the office of The Honorable Brian Moran, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security and Chief Resiliency Officer, and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), have taken a leading role in supporting the conference.
The Resilient Virginia Conference brings together participants from local and national businesses, and representatives from higher education, state and local governments, and community organizations to:
- Explore resiliency rationales for their organizations;
- Learn resiliency processes applicable to the public and private sector;
- Develop an understanding of resiliency priorities in different regions of the state;
- Engage in networking with resiliency businesses, government representatives, and institutional and community organizations; and
- Take away tools that can be used for resiliency planning in their own communities.
Agenda & Speakers
The 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference provides a unique forum to inform, educate, and activate communities across Virginia about the benefits of resiliency planning.
Plenary sessions will feature national and state-level experts addressing the national security and community-building aspects of resiliency, as well as highlighting the economic value to both governments and corporations of adopting resiliency measures in their policies and operations.
Breakout sessions will provide the opportunity for in-depth presentations on critical aspects of resiliency as it relates to challenges and risks faced by communities that range from extreme weather events and national security and public health issues to social and economic disruptions.
|WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2|
8:00–9:00 AM REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS
9:00 AM–10:00 AM PLENARY SESSION: PLANNING PROCESSES THAT HIGHLIGHT RECOVERY, ADAPTATION, AND INTERDEPENDENCE
Facilitator: Sharon Baxter, Director, Division of Environmental Enhancement, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Listen to the August 2 Morning Plenary
10:00 AM–12:00 PM BREAKOUT SESSION FOUR: RESILIENCY PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION: WORKING SESSIONS
Getting Started with Resiliency Planning
Workshop Co-Leaders: Maureen Roskoski, CFM, SFP, LEED AP O+M, Facility Engineering Associates; George B. Huff, Jr., CBCP, MBCI, The Continuity Project; and Nancy McNabb, AIA, The Continuity Project
In this workshop you will:
-Complete learning activities
-Engage in group discussion
-Develop a plan framework
-Review helpful resources
We will communicate the steps involved in developing a community resilience plan using the NIST Community Resilience Planning Guide as a framework. Attendees will learn how to form a team, involve stakeholders, identify community hazards, and develop strategy, all in effort to develop their own community resilience plan. The workshop includes individual and group learning activities, as well as interactive discussions to provide a dynamic experience for attendees. Those attending the session will walk away with a handbook that outlines the framework for their own community resilience plan, including a list of helpful resources and tips.
Click here for handbook.
Implementing Resiliency Planning
Facilitators: Sirirat Tavanopong, LEED AP BD+C, Director, Advance Planning, and David Savarese, Consultant II, Jacobs
Introductions and Planning Perspective: David Savarese, Jacobs
Legal Challenges: Speaker Pollard, Partner, Williams Mullen
Bringing Resiliency into Comprehensive Plans: George Homewood, FAICP, CFM, Director, Norfolk Planning and Community Development
Stronger Economies Together: Martha Walker, Community Viability Specialist, Virginia Cooperative Extension
Financial Options: Shawn Crumlish, Director of Financial Services, Virginia Resources Authority, and Janice Stroud-Bickes, Acting State Director, USDA-Rural Development
Assessing and Updating Risk Data: Anna McRay, Henrico County Deputy Emergency Manager
Discussion and Closing: Sirirat Tavanopong, Jacobs
Sustaining Resiliency Initiatives
Facilitator: Brandy Bones, AICP, PMP, MBA, Senior Manager, ICF International
Lessons Learned from Around the Country
Louisiana and New Jersey: Lessons Learned in Disaster, Recovery and Resiliency: Brandy Bones, AICP, PMP, MBA, Senior Manager, ICF International
Colorado Lessons Learned: Joel Max, Emergency Management Coordinator, Larimer County, CO
Challenges for Baltimore’s Resiliency Plans: Kristin Baja, National Resilience Officer, USDN
Resiliency Next Steps in Virginia Communities
Resiliency Initiatives in the Virginia National Guard: Clifton White, CSM, Assistant CFMO, Virginia National Guard
Urban Agriculture Initiative: Leonard Githinji, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Sustainable and Urban Agriculture, Virginia State University
Tools for Sea Level Rise in Coastal Neighborhoods: Ross Weaver, Program Assistant Director, Wetlands Watch
Danville Moves Ahead with Clean Power: Ken Larking, City Manager, Danville VA
12:00 NOON–1:30 PM LUNCH WITH PANEL DISCUSSION: VIRGINIA’S RESILIENT FUTURE
Facilitator: Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, Commonwealth of Virginia
Listen to the August 2 Lunch Panel Discussion
Nell Boyle, Resilient Virginia Chairperson, and Annette Osso, Managing Director, Resilient Virginia
SPECIAL AFTERNOON MEETING
VML/VACO Go Green Virginia Workshop. For registration, visit www.vaco.org/education/go-green/.
Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities
The 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference is an opportunity to showcase your business’ resiliency products and services and your organization’s resiliency programs to a highly focused audience.
Sponsors will receive extensive publicity before and during the conference, as well as an exhibit booth, presentation opportunities, and a special reception.
Exhibitors will be highlighted on the website and program, with opportunities to showcase their products and services at the August 1st Conference Reception. Please note: Exhibitor Registration is now closed.
New this year! A special section of the Conference Exhibit Hall reserved for Innovative Technology and Solutions businesses.
Monday, July 31: Noon – 7pm — Exhibitor setup
Wednesday, August 2: 2pm — Exhibitor tear down
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Resilient Virginia Conference Partners
National and State-Level Partners include:
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay/Businesses for the Bay
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
American Society of Landscape Architects, Virginia Chapter
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
Charlottesville Local Food Hub
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Get Ready! Emergency Planning Center
Leaders in Energy
LEAP for Local Food
National Association of State Energy Offices (NASEO)
Old Dominion University, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
USGBC Virginia & West Virginia Community
Virginia Center for Wind
Virginia Clean Cities
Virginia Association of Counties
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Virginia Emergency Management Association
Virginia Energy Efficiency Council
Virginia Municipal League
Conference Planning Committee
We are pleased that our Conference Planning Committee includes representatives from national organizations, state and local government, the private sector, and academia.
Annette Osso, LEED AP, Managing Director, Resilient Virginia
Curtis C. Brown, Deputy Secretary, Public Safety and Homeland Security
Karen Akerlof, GMU Center for Climate Change Communication
Angela King, Virginia Coastal Policy Center, William & Mary Law School
Sharon Baxter, VA DEQ
Eric Bendfeldt, Virginia Cooperative Extension
Nell Boyle, Sustainability Office, City of Roanoke
Curtis Brown, Deputy Secretary, Office of Public Safety & Homeland Security
Margaret Brown, Powered by Fact
Eldon Burton, Office of Congressman MacEachin
Elizabeth Chudoba, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Michelle Covi, Old Dominion University
Bonnie Cranmer, Bonnie Cranmer Consulting
Erik Curren, Curren Media Group
Evan Feinman, Tobacco Commission
Mary Jo Fields, Virginia Municipal League
Hayes Framme, Office of the Secretary of Commerce & Trade
Jane Frantz, Dewberry
Katy Fraser, Virginia Agribusiness Council
Tom Gagnon, Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Leonard Githinji, Virginia State University
William Godfrey, Environic Foundation International
Harry Gregori, Virginia UAS
Alleyn Harned, Virginia Clean Cities
Francis Hodsoll, Solunesco
George Huff, The Continuity Project
Isaac Janak, Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Jane Milici, ULI-Virginia
Robin Jones, VA DMME
Rebecca Joyce, Central Shenandoah PDC
James Keck, Virginia Commonwealth University
Carl Knoblock, US Small Business Administration
Kathy Robins, Richmond Regional PDC
Larry Land, Virginia Association of Counties
Christina Luman-Bailey, City of Hopewell
Cooper Martin, National League of Cities
Ben McFarlane, Hampton Roads PDC
Alex McLellan, Resilience Thinking Institute
Jonathan Miles, James Madison University
Susan Mongold, VDEM
Christy Morton, Center for Rural Virginia
Angela Navarro, Deputy Secretary, Natural Resources
Nancy McNabb, The Continuity Project
Ashley Nauta, Virginia Cooperative Extension
Remy Pangle, JMU Center for Wind
Patrick Patrong, VDEM
Megan Peterson, Office of the Secretary of Public Safety & Homeland Security
Michael Phillips, Virginia Clean Cities
Speaker Pollard, Williams Mullen
James Redick, Emergency Preparedness, City of Norfolk
Maureen Roskoski, Facility Engineering Associates PC
David Savarese, Jacobs
Daniel Slone, McGuire Woods & Resilient Design Institute
Andrew Smith, Virginia Farm Bureau
Anthony Smith, Secure Futures
Rodney Sobin, NASEO
Andy Sorrell, Farmland Preservation, VDACS
Stacie Neal, Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Erin Stanforth, VCU Sustainability Office
Emily Steinhilber, Old Dominion University
Corinne Stephens, Businesses for the Bay
Maribel Street, Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Janice Stroud-Bickes, USDA Rural Development
Chris Tabor, PE, Hazen and Sawyer
Sirirat Tavanapong, Jacobs
Thomas Thompson, Consultant
For more information on the 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference, please contact:
|Annette Osso, LEED AP, Managing Director, Resilient Virginia|
PO Box 309
Gordonsville, VA 22942
Registration Questions? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.