2017-01-26 National Governors Association

Experts Roundtable on State Resiliency Assessment and Planning

January 25-26, 2017 | Washington, DC

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted an experts roundtable to discuss key issues in state resiliency efforts and help inform the development of a new tool that states can use to identify, assess and begin to address key resiliency gaps. The event brought together experts from governors’ offices, other state and federal agencies, private industry and research organizations to examine existing resiliency tools and discuss how specific elements from those tools might be adapted to address state resiliency needs.

Agenda

Presentations

January 25, 2017

Welcome Remarks, Introductions, and State Roundtable

Speakers:

  • Sue Gander, director, Environment, Energy and Transportation Division, NGA Center
  • Jeff McLeod, director, Homeland Security & Public Safety Division, NGA Center
  • Patricia Hoffman, acting under secretary for science and energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Molly Urbina, executive director, Colorado Governor’s Resiliency and Recovery Office
  • David Kooris, director, Rebuild by Design & National Disaster Resilience Department, Connecticut Department of Housing
  • Patrick Forbes, executive director, Louisiana Office of Community Development
  • Russell Strickland, executive director, Maryland Emergency Management Agency
  • Curtis Brown, deputy secretary of public safety and homeland security, Commonwealth of Virginia

Examples of Existing Resiliency Assessment Tools and Processes – Part 1

Moderator:

  • Sue Gander, director, Environment, Energy and Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

Key Takeaways from Day 1

Moderator:

  • Alisha Powell, program director, Homeland Security & Public Safety Division, NGA Center

January 26, 2017

Examples of Existing Resiliency Assessment Tools and Processes – Part 1

Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, senior policy analyst, Environment, Energy and Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speaker:

  • David Hunter, senior government representative, EPRI
  • John Philipsborn, climate adaptation practice director, AECOM
  • John Cybulski, national program manager, IBTS
  • Laurens van der Tak, vice president and fellow technologist, Water Resources Ecosystems Management, CH2M

Developing a More Detailed Vision

Moderator:

  • Andrew Kambour, program director, Environment, Energy and Transportation Division, NGA Center

Moving from Assessment to Planning and Implementation

Moderators:

  • Andrew Kambour, program director, Environment, Energy and Transportation Division, NGA Center
  • Alisha Powell, program director, Homeland Security & Public Safety Division, NGA Center