Leadership Events

LEADERSHIP INSTITUTES

Two National Leadership Institutes provided an opportunity for Alliance for Response Steering Committee members to strengthen local networks and learn how to build more strategic partnerships with emergency managers. The first institute was held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia on November 30, 2010, and the second at the Denver Public Library in on July 20, 2011.

Philadelphia Highlights

Summary

PowerPoint Presentations (not for publication)

Panel 1: Rock My World: Making Effective State and Local Connections

  • Ross Nagy, Assistant Director, Vermont Emergency Management Agency
  • Liam O’Keefe, Deputy Director, Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
  • Bill Jenaway, President, Congressional Fire Services Institute, and Executive Vice President, VFIS

Panel 2: Success! Integrating Cultural Heritage into State and Local Plans: COSTEP-MA and SHER

  • SHER: Dennis Jones, Assistant Director, Chatham County Emergency Management Agency, and Beth Reiter, Executive Chair, Savannah Heritage Emergency Response
  • COSTEP MA: Lori Foley, Director of Preservation Services, Northeast Document Conservation Center, and Jack Sullivan, Regional Environmental and Historic Preservation Officer, FEMA Region I

Panel 3: Helping Your Local Network Grow: Opportunities for Collaboration and Support

  • Pam Weeks, State Citizen Corps Program Manager, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
  • Valerie M. Jones, Valerie M. Jones Associates
  • Ruth Mascari, Director for Plans (Acting), Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Moderator and speaker biographies

 

Denver Highlights

Summary

PowerPoint Presentations (not for publication)

Panel 1: Rock My World: Making Effective State and Local Connections

  • Scott Field, Deputy Director for Operations, Denver Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Ken Brink, Mitigation Team Supervisor, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Emergency Management
  • Steven Hardegen, Regional Environmental Officer, FEMA Region VIII

Panel 2: Helping Your Local Network Grow: Opportunities for Collaboration and Support

  • Carol Small, Deputy Director, Jefferson County Emergency Management

Panel 3: Success! Integrating Cultural Heritage into State and Local Plans: COSTEP-MA and SHER

  • COSTEP MA: Lori Foley, Vice President of Emergency Programs, Heritage Preservation and Jack Sullivan, Regional Environmental and Historic Preservation Officer, FEMA Region ]
  • SHER: Lynette Stoudt, Senior Archivist, Georgia Historical Society

Moderator and speaker biographies

Participant List

 

LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE

On November 18, 2008, Heritage Preservation convened leaders of past and future Alliance for Response forums at a Leadership Roundtable in Washington, DC. Participants exchanged strategies for planning forums, involving first responders, and maintaining follow-up networks. The audio recordings represent an edited version of the day’s proceedings.

 

 

  • Planning Alliance for Response Forums. In this segment, Roundtable participants discuss how to recruit a Forum planning committee and Forum participants; how to develop a successful program; and how to connect with emergency responders, all important early steps in the Alliance for Response Forum planning process.

 

  • Building Relationships with Emergency Responders. One of the keys to preparedness is a relationship with the first responders and emergency managers who are integral to response and recovery. Alliance for Response can be a first step to getting to know these professionals. In this segment, hear advice from Forum planners and emergency management professionals on strategies for developing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with emergency responders. This is good advice for anyone looking to establish these relationships, regardless of involvement in Alliance for Response.

 

  • Developing Local Networks. Alliance for Response Forums have helped launch networks that provide training opportunities, mutual assistance, and a role for cultural institutions in disaster planning at state and local levels. In this segment, network leaders discuss Alliance for Response follow-up projects and strategies for maintaining active members, fresh leadership, and interest in their networks.

 

  • Finding Support for Disaster Projects. Finding financial support for disaster projects can be a challenge, but funding is available. In this segment, representatives of federal agencies (including the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities) provide descriptions of funding programs, and local leaders offer advice on where to seek state or local support.