New York Capital Region


The severe flooding of 2006 and Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 challenged the New York Capital Region and strengthened the resolve to build a broad, multi-county network and partnerships to better serve constituents when they’re in need. The New York Capital Region AFR is designed to forge county-level networks encompassing the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and Saratoga.


The NY Capital Region Alliance for Response will hold a 3-part disaster planning workshop this fall, beginning October 13, 2016. Focusing on museums, archives, libraries, and historical societies (as well as local government record holders), in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, and Saratoga counties, this multi-part event will help institutions develop unique disaster plans, encourage partnerships with local emergency managers, and introduce participants to FEMA’s Incident Command System. Registration is open through September 30, 2016– see the link below for all the exciting details!

AFR Capital Region to Host Disaster Planning Workshop



Barbara Lilley
Maria Holden


New York Capital Region Alliance for Response Kick-off Forum
June 13, 2016
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College


Agenda (PDF)
Speaker Bios (PDF)
Planning Committee (PDF)
Participant List (PDF)


PowerPoint Presentations

The Power of Partnerships (PDF) Jessica Unger, FAIC
Keynote: Climate Change and Challenges for Cultural/Emergency Management Communities, Dr. Christopher Thorncroft, SUNY Albany
Risks to Cultural Property: Assessment, Mitigation, and Effects (PDF) MJ Davis, Vermont AFR
Building a Cultural Heritage Emergency Network (PDF) Lori Foley, FEMA
Role of New York Library & New York State Archives in Disaster Response, Barbara Lilley, New York State Library and Maria Holden, New York State Archives

PowerPoint presentations are not for publication.