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Naturally Resilient Communities

May 30, 2017 

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Green infrastructure can play a crucial role in helping to reduce flood risk, while also providing a wide variety of additional benefits, including improved water quality, enhanced recreational opportunities, and wildlife habitat. In this webinar, planning professionals from Miami-Dade County, Florida; Milwaukee; and Pierce County, Washington, will discuss how they are using green infrastructure to address community flood risk.

This webinar will also feature a description and demonstration of the Naturally Resilient Communities web-based tools that can help your community plan for green infrastructure.

APA Hazards Planning Center Manager Jim Schwab, FAICP, will moderate as Nate Woiwode (The Nature Conservancy), Katie Hagemann (Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience), Karen Sands (Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District), Jacob Pedersen (Pierce County, Washington), and Jill Dixon (Sasaki Associates) discuss:

  • The benefits of green infrastructure in managing flood risk and cultivating community co-benefits.
  • Green infrastructure case studies of Miami-Dade County, Milwaukee, and Pierce County.
  • The Nature Conservancy's new web-based tool to help planners, practitioners, and local officials identify nature-based solutions for managing flood risk at various scales and community contexts. This webinar will include a live demonstration of the tool.

Presenter

Jacob Pederson

Jacob Pederson facilitates and staffs Floodplains for the Future, a collaborative partnership that supports multi-benefit floodplain projects in the Puyallup, White & Carbon Rivers. Hosted by Pierce County and supported by the Floodplains by Design Initiative, Floodplains for the Future includes project teams working on flood mitigation and safety, habitat restoration, landowner outreach, agricultural land conservation, and monitoring. Pederson is a Tacoma native and has master's degrees in Public Administration and Environmental and Forest Sciences from the University of Washington.

Presenter

Jill Dixon

Jill Dixon is a senior urban planner at Sasaki who enjoys working in interdisciplinary teams to tackle complex urban issues. In Boston, she was part of the Climate Ready Boston team, where she focused on social resiliency and communicating climate risks, and earlier researched the city's vulnerabilities as part of Sasaki's Sea Change project, which recently won an ASLA award for communications. Beyond Boston, her resilience work has included coastal resiliency in the Mississippi Delta and economic resiliency in Northeast Ohio and Detroit. Dixon holds a master's in urban planning from Harvard's Graduate School of Design and dual degrees in architecture and economics from Clemson University.

Presenter

Karen Sands, AICP

Karen Sands is the director of planning, research and sustainability for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) where she's worked for over 15 years. With a career spanning 25-plus years, Sands has held a number of planning positions in the public and private sectors in Wisconsin, Maine, and New York. She is an Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) and serves on boards of directors for the Water Quality Board of the International Joint Commission, Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust Inc., Northwest Side Community Development Corporation, and Discovery World. She is also secretary for the APA's Wisconsin Chapter.

Presenter

Katherine Hagemann

Katherine Hagemann is the resilience program manager for adaptation within the Office of Resilience at Miami-Dade County, Florida. Her work focuses primarily on climate change and adaptation to sea level rise. Before moving to Miami she also worked on coastal climate adaptation during the post-Sandy Rebuild by Design and National Disaster Resilience competitions. She earned her Master of Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science where she studied how cities can use a hybrid of gray and green infrastructure to adapt to rising sea levels and reduce flood risks.

Presenter

Nate Woiwode

Nate Woiwode manages the Nature Conservancy's efforts to build the case for employing nature and natural systems to manage flood risk and build resilience in coastal and riverine communities across the United States. Previously, Woiwode worked for the Long Island chapter for eight years, where he helped guide many of the Conservancy's post-Sandy efforts in New York and regionally, including managing engagement in the $1 billion Rebuild by Design competition and served as a key member of the team convened by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to develop long term recommendations on how to make New York State more resilient to the impacts of climate change. He also led the Coastal Resilience Team for the Long Island Chapter and was a co-lead of the New York State Climate Change Team. Woiwode also helped craft and pass New York's Community Risk and Resilience Act and the Seagrass Protection Act as well as serving as a member of the Staff Steering Committee of the NYS Sea Level Rise Task Force.

Moderator

Jim Schwab, FAICP

Jim Schwab joined the American Planning Association in November 1985. Originally the assistant editor of Planning, APA's monthly magazine, he joined APA's research department in August 1990. He serves as the co-editor of the APA monthly publication Zoning Practice. Schwab is the manager of APA's Hazards Planning Center in the Chicago office. He was the project manager and general editor for the FEMA-funded APA Planning Advisory Report, Hazard Mitigation: Integrating Best Practices into Planning. He also served as the primary author and principal investigator for Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation(2014), produced by APA under a cooperative agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Post-Disaster Temporary Housing: Urban Planning Considerations

March 23, 2017

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After large-scale disasters, the mission of temporary housing is critical. Much has changed since Katrina — one of the largest temporary housing operations in modern history: the technology to construct temporary housing, considerations for resilience, the development and use of the National Disaster Recovery Framework, and a more integrated approach to disaster recovery. Future disasters, especially in anticipation of more intense storms, may challenge us further.

In this webinar, you will learn about: the importance of knowing where and how your community will provide temporary housing after a disaster, current federal policies that pertain to the temporary housing mission, new technologies and standards for improving resilience of temporary housing and, incorporating post-disaster housing considerations into local plans and policies. 


Presenter

Shannon S. Van Zandt

Shannon Van Zandt is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University.

Presenter

Thomas A. Womeldurf

Thomas Womeldurf is the Director of State and Federal Programs for the Institute for Business & Technology Safety (IBTS).

Moderator

Chad Berginnis, CFM

Chad Berginnis became executive director of ASFPM in July 2012 after joining the the organization in 2011. Since 2000, he has served ASFPM as insurance committee chair, mitigation policy committees' coordinator, vice chair, and chair. Berginnis received his Bachelor of Science in natural resources from Ohio State University. Since 1993, his work has focused on floodplain management, hazard mitigation, and land-use planning at the state, local, and private sector level.

Subdivision Design and Flood Hazard Areas

December 2, 2016

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Please join three professionals as they dive into APA’s new PAS Report, Subdivision Design and Flood Hazard Areas. The discussion will begin with an overview of the drivers, issues, and standards of PAS 584 by Chad Berginnis, executive director of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM). Next, retired Licking County, Ohio, Planning Commission Director Jerry Brems will discuss local issues that planners face when dealing with design standards and flood hazard areas. Finally, Tyler Berding, founding partner of the California law firm Berding & Weil LLP will speak about the many problems homeowners associations confront when dealing with flood hazards over the long term.


Presenter

Chad Berginnis, CFM

Chad Berginnis became executive director of ASFPM in July 2012 after joining the the organization in 2011. Since 2000, he has served ASFPM as insurance committee chair, mitigation policy committees' coordinator, vice chair, and chair. Berginnis received his Bachelor of Science in natural resources from Ohio State University. Since 1993, his work has focused on floodplain management, hazard mitigation, and land-use planning at the state, local, and private sector level.

Presenter

Jerry Brems

Jerry Brems retired from the Licking County planning commission after serving as its director for more than 19 years. During his tenure, Licking County became the first Ohio County to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System. Licking County became the first “Project Impact” community in Ohio in 1998. In November 2003, Licking County’s Countywide All Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan became the first multi-jurisdictional all-hazards mitigation plan approved by FEMA Region V. Prior to working for Licking County, Brems worked for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in the Floodplain Planning Unit assisting communities participate in the NFIP and was responsible for drafting state floodplain management regulations, ultimately adopted by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services for managing state activities in flood hazard areas.

Presenter

Tyler Berding

Tyler Berding is a founding partner of Berding & Weil LLP, a California law firm that has represented over 1,500 community associations in the past 40 years and written extensively about their operations. He has drafted legislation affecting common interest developments and frequently testified before legislative committees. He served as a member of the California Department of Real Estate's Task Force on Common Interest Developments. Berding is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, the State Bar of California, and the Common Interest Development Subsection of the State Bar's Real Property Section, the Foundation for Community Association Research, and Consumer Attorneys of California. Berding has a JD from the University of California, Davis, and a MA and a PhD from Claremont Graduate University.

Moderator

Jim Schwab, FAICP

Jim Schwab joined the American Planning Association in November 1985. Originally the assistant editor of Planning, APA's monthly magazine, he joined APA's research department in August 1990. He serves as the co-editor of the APA monthly publication Zoning Practice. Schwab is the manager of APA's Hazards Planning Center in the Chicago office. He was the project manager and general editor for the FEMA-funded APA Planning Advisory Report, Hazard Mitigation: Integrating Best Practices into Planning. He also served as the primary author and principal investigator for Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation (2014), produced by APA under a cooperative agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

State Resiliency Initiatives: From Issue to Action!

September 22, 2016

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Two state floodplain and resilience professionals discussed how two different statewide approaches are being implemented to better enable their communities and citizens to be more resilient. The conversation focused on the drivers for these state level initiatives, ties to planning efforts, implementation opportunities and challenges, and community level actions that have resulted.


Presenter

William Nechamen

William “Bill” Nechamen is the state floodplain management coordinator for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), a position he has held since 1996. He has been chief of the Floodplain Management Section in the NYSDEC Division of Water since 2001. Nechamen is a founding member and was the first chair of the New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association (NYSFSMA), currently serves as their executive director, and remains an active member. He is the immediate past chair of the Association of State Floodplain Managers.

Presenter

Iain Hyde

Iain Hyde joined the Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office in 2014. He has nine years of professional experience in emergency management and disaster recovery. He previously worked at the Colorado Office of Emergency Management (Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management) for five years, most recently as the recovery manager. In that role he worked closely with and provided support to local governments, state and federal agencies and non-governmental partners before, during and after disasters. Hyde has worked on a wide range of issues, including hazard mitigation, infrastructure, floodplain management, environmental restoration, economic and community development, and disaster case management. He coordinated the Colorado’s long-term recovery support activities with communities which were impacted by the 2013 floods, as well as the 2012 and 2013 wildfire seasons.

Moderator

Chad Berginnis, CFM

Chad Berginnis became executive director of ASFPM in July 2012 after joining the the organization in 2011. Since 2000, he has served ASFPM as insurance committee chair, mitigation policy committees' coordinator, vice chair, and chair. Berginnis received his Bachelor of Science in natural resources from Ohio State University. Since 1993, his work has focused on floodplain management, hazard mitigation, and land-use planning at the state, local, and private sector level.

Combining Climate Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation Plans

July 7, 2016

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Two professionals, a planner and an emergency manager, discussed how and why Baltimore and Monterey County, California, decided to merge together climate adaptation and hazard mitigation plans. The discussion was centered on the basic premise of Baltimore’s effort to merge its climate adaptation plan with the update of its hazard mitigation plan, issues Baltimore has experienced or will experience (e.g., increased nuisance flooding), the nature and scope of the Monterey County plan, challenges Monterey County has faced in its multijurisdictional approach, and more.


Presenter

Kristin Baja

Kristin Baja is the climate and resilience planner with the Office of Sustainability at Baltimore City. She is responsible for development and implementation of the City’s Disaster Preparedness Project and Plan (DP3) which integrates climate adaptation with hazard mitigation efforts. She is also responsible for climate change communication and outreach, Community Rating System certification, resiliency planning and STAR Communities certification. Baja is a Certified Floodplain Manager and leads the city’s floodplain regulation. She is an active member of the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, Climate Communications Consortium of Maryland, American Society of Adaptation Professionals, and the Baltimore City Forestry Board. Before joining Baltimore City, Baja worked for the City of Ann Arbor developing its Climate Action Plan and Sustainability Framework. She has been involved in climate and resilience planning with various cities throughout the United States. Baja holds a Master of Urban Planning degree and a Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan.

Presenter

Sherrie Collins

Sherrie Collins is the emergency manager for Monterey County in California. She manages the Office of Emergency Services (OES) and serves under the chief administrative officer of the County. Her office is responsible for all aspects of emergency management including preparedness/ community outreach; ensuring government / public safety readiness and strengthening core capabilities through leveraging grant opportunities, training and exercise, and coordinated emergency planning.  OES manages the Operational Area/County Emergency Operations Center; coordinated the multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation planning effort between 12 cities and county and operational area strategic objectives. She is currently working on projects involving engaging the “public-private partnerships” and local community-based affinity groups in strengthening resiliency throughout the Monterey region. Her previous emergency manager assignment was with Coconino County in Northern Arizona, where she served for six years and has been involved in four state and federal declared disasters including wildland fires, major flooding events, and tornados. Collins has a BS in environmental conservation.

Moderator

Jim Schwab, FAICP

Jim Schwab joined the American Planning Association in November 1985. Originally the assistant editor of Planning, APA's monthly magazine, he joined APA's research department in August 1990. He serves as the co-editor of the APA monthly publication Zoning Practice. Schwab is the manager of APA's Hazards Planning Center in the Chicago office. He was the project manager and general editor for the FEMA-funded APA Planning Advisory Report, Hazard Mitigation: Integrating Best Practices into Planning. He also served as the primary author and principal investigator for Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation (2014), produced by APA under a cooperative agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Know Your Dam Risk!

May 6, 2016

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In this webinar, three dam professionals discussed who owns the nation’s dams, risks associated with dams, purpose and misconceptions of the dam classification system, importance of mapping dam failure inundation areas, and state and local land-use tools for reducing overall dam risk.


Presenter

James Demby Jr

James Demby, Jr., P.E., currently serves as senior technical and policy adviser on dam safety issues and program manager for the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP). In this role, he functions as a subject matter expert on federal laws, regulations, and statutes pertaining to dam safety and dam risk management. He prepares briefings, reports, and agency policy recommendations to FEMA senior and executive-level leadership on dam risk management issues. Demby leads national dam safety efforts through collaborative partnerships between states, federal agencies, private sector, and other stakeholders. He also represents FEMA on interagency committees, work groups, and task forces such as the Interagency Committee on Dam Safety (ICODS), the National Dam Safety Review Board, DHS Dam Section Government Coordinating Council, the Regional and Infrastructure Disaster Resilience (RIDR) Task Force, and The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP).

Presenter

Meg Galloway

Meg Galloway is chief of the Dam and Floodplain Section for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. She is responsible for managing the dam safety, floodplain management, and floodplain mapping programs. She has a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Galloway has worked on dam, floodplain, and water resource issues for over 30 years.

Presenter

Thomas Roberts

Thomas (Tom) Roberts has worked on Floodplain related issues as a land development design engineer since 1984 for development in floodplains for colleges, commercial properties, roadways, utilities, apartments, and single family residential developments. Since 2003, Roberts has worked as a Dam Safety Regional Engineer in Virginia. Virginia is one of the most advanced states in the United States in informing the public about dam failure risk by requiring dam owners and municipalities to provide Dam Break Inundation Zone Mapping for Emergency Action Plans and Public Domain Mapping. Mention of Dam Break Inundation Zones is required to be made in the closing documents for all single-family residential property sales. Tom Roberts is an informative and enthusiastic speaker on this topic and was an invited speaker to the ASFPM 2010 Conference in Oklahoma City concerning the future need to link Dam Break Inundation Zones with FIRMs and Flood Studies. Roberts has a BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Moderator

Chad Berginnis, CFM

Chad Berginnis became executive director of ASFPM in July 2012 after joining the the organization in 2011. Since 2000, he has served ASFPM as insurance committee chair, mitigation policy committees' coordinator, vice chair, and chair. Berginnis received his Bachelor of Science in natural resources from Ohio State University. Since 1993, his work has focused on floodplain management, hazard mitigation, and land-use planning at the state, local, and private sector level.

Adapting Urban Vacant Land to Mitigate Hazards

February 26, 2016

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This webinar provided an in-depth look at how to adapt vacant land in urban areas to mitigate potential hazards. Three experienced professionals discussed how their communities translated mitigation goals in two very different but similar environments, Detroit and Baltimore. Learn what makes for successful strategies in adapting green infrastructure and hazard mitigation in areas experiencing blight and high vacancy rates.


Dara O'Byrne
Presenter

Dara O'Byrne

Dara O'Byrne serves as Deputy Director for Land Use and Policy for the Detroit Future City Implementation Office, where she is working on reforming policy and regulations in Detroit, with a focus on land use. At DFC she has worked on initiatives focused on updating the city's Master Plan of Policies and on advocating for an innovative open space network in Detroit. Previously, O'Byrne lived in Seattle for nearly 10 years, where she worked as a consultant at Makers Architecture and Urban Design. In her role at Makers, she led the Renton City Center Community Plan, which won the Governor's Smart Community Award in 2012. O'Byrne has a master's degree in urban planning with a certificate in urban design from the University of Washington, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

Erin Kelly
Presenter

Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly is serving the Detroit Future City Implementation Office as program manager of Innovative Landscapes. At DFC she has worked on initiatives focused on the partnered implementation of green infrastructure and land stewardship, as well as continued advocacy for a people and resource sensitive approach to building removal activities. Kelly's contributions to the Implementation Office include the development of the Rapid Assessment Tool (RAT), technical assistance to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), and support to the development of the Field Guide to Working with Lots. Kelly has a bachelor of arts in Community Development and Propaganda from the Evergreen State College and a master of landscape architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design.

Jenny Guillaume
Presenter

Jenny Guillaume

Jenny Guillaume has been the Growing Green Initiative Coordinator since joining the Office of Sustainability in 2014. Her work focuses on developing sustainable greening strategies for vacant lots and coordinating City agencies, non-profit partners, and residents in vacant lot transformation. Previously, Guillaume worked for the District Department of the Environment in the Watershed Protection Division and Planning and Restoration Branch, where she managed RiverSmart Homes, a residential stormwater management program. She also has a strong background in urban agriculture and food systems, and has managed urban farms in Washington, D.C., and Brooklyn, New York, and helped coordinate a Healthy Corner Store Campaign in DC. Guillaume holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Bates College.

Moderator

Jim Schwab, FAICP

Jim Schwab joined the American Planning Association in November 1985. Originally the assistant editor of Planning, APA's monthly magazine, he joined APA's research department in August 1990. He serves as the co-editor of the APA monthly publication Zoning Practice. Schwab is the manager of APA's Hazards Planning Center in the Chicago office. He was the project manager and general editor for the FEMA-funded APA Planning Advisory Report, Hazard Mitigation: Integrating Best Practices into Planning. He also served as the primary author and principal investigator for Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation (2014), produced by APA under a cooperative agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Hazard Mitigation Implementation

December 10, 2015

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Two experienced professionals discussed how their communities translated mitigation goals into achievements in two very different environments, Colorado and North Carolina. Attendees learned what makes for successful implementation of mitigation goals for flood, wildfire, and other major hazards. This webinar offered an in-depth look at hazard mitigation implementation.


Tim Trautman
Presenter

Tim Trautman

Tim Trautman is actively involved nationally on policy issues with the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) and has served in various roles on policy committees over the years. Trautman has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Engineering degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also has Professional Engineer and Real Estate Broker Licenses in North Carolina and is a Certified Floodplain Manager.

Tareq Wafaie
Presenter

Tareq Wafaie, AICP

Tareq Wafaie has 10 years of professional planning experience. He works primarily on land use and development codes, natural hazard mitigation, urban renewal, and comprehensive planning. In addition to his work in the private sector, he has experience working in state and local government. Wafaie is currently working on a project with the State of Colorado developing a guide on planning for hazards, expected to be completed in early 2016. Wafaie received his Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a B.S. in Land Use from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Moderator

Jim Schwab, FAICP

Jim Schwab joined the American Planning Association in November 1985. Originally the assistant editor of Planning, APA's monthly magazine, he joined APA's research department in August 1990. He serves as the co-editor of the APA monthly publication Zoning Practice. Schwab is the manager of APA's Hazards Planning Center in the Chicago office. He was the project manager and general editor for the FEMA-funded APA Planning Advisory Report, Hazard Mitigation: Integrating Best Practices into Planning. He also served as the primary author and principal investigator for Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation (2014), produced by APA under a cooperative agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Hazards Planning and Resilience: The Elected Official's Perspective

October 19, 2015

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This webinar provided an in-depth look at what elected officials are most concerned about when it comes to natural and man-made hazards, whether communities should try to become more resilient and why, how the role of planners and planning can be improved to help elected officials be more effective, perceived obstacles to effective hazards planning, and words of wisdom for practicing planners.


Linda Langston
Presenter

Linda Langston

Linda Langston has served on the Linn County Board of Supervisors since 2003. Locally, she serves on the East Central Iowa Council of Governments and the Linn County Public Health Board. Previously she served on the boards of the Housing Fund for Linn County and ARC. Langston is past president of the National Association of Counties (NACo) and is a member of NACo's Health Steering Committee, Arts and Culture Commission, and Women of NACo Leadership Network as well as the Disasters Roundtable for the National Academies of Science and of the National Advisory Council for FEMA. In 2014, she was inducted into the International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame for her work on disaster recovery and resiliency initiatives.

Sallie Clark
Presenter

Sallie Clark

Sallie Clark serves District 3 on the El Paso County Board of Commissioners. During her tenure, she has served as board chair and vice chair. She is a board liaison to the coroner and sheriff and the first Colorado commissioner elected president of the National Association of Counties (NACo). She has been an active member of NACo committees including Justice and Public Safety, the Large Urban County Caucus, the Arts & Culture Commission, the Cybersecurity Task Force, and Veterans & Military Affairs. She is past chair of the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments and Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority where she has focused on collaboration regarding regional transportation priorities, military growth plans, and Area on Aging services.

Moderator

Chad Berginnis, CFM

Chad Berginnis became executive director of ASFPM in July 2012 after joining the the organization in 2011. Since 2000, he has served ASFPM as insurance committee chair, mitigation policy committees' coordinator, vice chair, and chair. Berginnis received his Bachelor of Science in natural resources from Ohio State University. Since 1993, his work has focused on floodplain management, hazard mitigation, and land-use planning at the state, local, and private sector level.

Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience

July 30, 2015

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In this webinar, two professionals discussed the Rockefeller/Arup definition of resilience and offered a community case study that includes strategies, approaches, tools, and lessons learned from the front lines on how one community began to address climate change.


George Homewood, AICP, CFM
Presenter

George Homewood, AICP, CFM

George Homewood is currently director of city planning for the City of Norfolk, Virginia. He previously served as director of community development for New Kent County, chief planner for York County, and assistant planner for James City County, as well as a project manager for the U.S. Army. Homewood is the current president of the American Planning Association Virginia Chapter, and previously served four years as the chapter's vice president, policy and legislation. He co-authored APA's Hazard Mitigation Policy Guide adopted in 2014.

Kaye Matheny
Presenter

Kaye Matheny

Kaye Matheny brings extensive experience in strategic planning, housing policy and operations, public/private collaboration, and community engagement. Matheny co-leads HR&A Advisors' Resilience practice, leading large scale resiliency programs; the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities program; and the foundation's initiative to support HUD's National Disaster Resilience Competition. She received a Master of Urban Planning from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science from Ohio State University.

Moderator

Chad Berginnis, CFM

Chad Berginnis became executive director of ASFPM in July 2012 after joining the the organization in 2011. Since 2000, he has served ASFPM as insurance committee chair, mitigation policy committees' coordinator, vice chair, and chair. Berginnis received his Bachelor of Science in natural resources from Ohio State University. Since 1993, his work has focused on floodplain management, hazard mitigation, and land-use planning at the state, local, and private sector level.

The Role of Hazard Mitigation in Post-Disaster Recovery

May 6, 2015

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As disasters become more prominent in the United States, the role of hazard mitigation is enormous in the outcome of a city's recovery effort. In this webinar, two professionals discussed the importance of hazard mitigation and the role it plays in the post-disaster recovery effort.


Eugene Henry, AICP
Presenter

Eugene Henry, AICP, CFM

Eugene Henry is a certified floodplain manager with the Association of State Floodplain Managers. Since 1983, he has worked in the public and private sectors in floodplain administration, comprehensive planning, and emergency management. His experience includes administration of programs in areas of hazard mitigation and floodplain management, post-disaster redevelopment planning, permitting and construction, land-use allocation, capital improvements programming, and large-scale developments. He has worked in implementing a 911-addressing program, served on disaster-assessment teams, and implemented components of a comprehensive emergency management plan.

Allison Boyd, AICP
Presenter

Allison Boyd, AICP

Allison Boyd specializes in planning for disaster resilience and community sustainability. Currently, Boyd coordinates hazard mitigation and continuity of operations programs for Multnomah County, Oregon. Prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest, she developed recovery and mitigation plans for communities and managed the Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning Initiative in Florida. She is a contributing author to Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation. Boyd's professional experience includes climate change adaptation, wildfire protection planning, comprehensive and environmental planning, emergency management, and business continuity.

Moderator

Jim Schwab, FAICP

Jim Schwab joined the American Planning Association in November 1985. Originally the assistant editor of Planning, APA's monthly magazine, he joined APA's research department in August 1990. He serves as the co-editor of the APA monthly publication Zoning Practice. Schwab is the manager of APA's Hazards Planning Center in the Chicago office. He was the project manager and general editor for the FEMA-funded APA Planning Advisory Report, Hazard Mitigation: Integrating Best Practices into Planning. He also served as the primary author and principal investigator for Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery: Next Generation (2014), produced by APA under a cooperative agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.