February 1, 2013

Silver Jackets Webinar: Fostering Co-Mentoring Across Resilient Communities through the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association’s Resilient Neighbors Network

In early 2012, the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association launched a special program named Resilient Neighbors Network (RNN) to link together grassroots communities that are working to become safer, disaster-resilient, and sustainable.  NHMA has been working with ten pilot communities around the USA to create a peer-to-peer sharing network in order to enable grassroots communities to work together to strengthen and expand local hazard-mitigation programs.  Stay current on the RNN initiative by participating in the upcoming webinar for Silver Jackets teams and other state/federal flood risk groups.  Please extend this invitation to these partners. The webinar will be held Friday, February 1, 2013, at 1:00 pm EDT and jointly presented by NHMA and USACE.

The webinar will begin with an overview of the RNN initiative provided by Alessandra Jerolleman and then showcase the efforts of two of these communities.  Tim Trautman from Charlotte-Mecklenburg will share information on his community’s Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction Plan that uses flood models and customized Risk MAP data sets, along with local data, to evaluate risks and make mitigation decisions.  Tim Lovell from Tulsa will share information on Tulsa Partners, a nonprofit organization that grew out Tulsa’s successful stormwater management, Project Impact and Citizen Corps programs. He will discuss Tulsa’s current collaborative endeavors, including a new project with the Oklahoma Silver Jackets program.

For the audio conference, call (877) 336-1839, and key in 5884527 for the access code.  To access the web meeting use https://www.webmeeting.att.com with (877) 336-1839 for the meeting number and 5884527 for code. The webinar will consist of a 60 minute presentation followed by questions and answers.