Agenda

Day 1 – April 23

9:00 – 9:30
Welcome/Key Note Speaker
Joe Thornton, Cabinet Secretary
Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety

9:30 – 10:15
National Mass Care Strategy
Craig Crosby
FEMA Region III Individual Assistance Program Specialist

10:15 – 10:30
Break

10:30 – 11:30
Disability Services
Eric Tissenbaum
Independent Living Advocacy Specialist
Appalachian Center for Independent Living

11:30 – 12:00
Faith in LEPCs and EOCs
Mike Jarrett, Chaplain
Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority

12:00 – 1:00
Lunch (Provided)

1:00 – 2:00
Building Community Partnerships – Panel Discussion

  • Jerry Beckett
    Cabell County Emergency Management Planner
  • Matt Blackwood
    Department of Agriculture
  • Kevin Taylor
    City of Beckley Emergency Services
  • Greg Fuller, Moderator
    WV Homeland Security Region VI Liaison

2:00 – 2:15
Break

2:15 – 3:30
WV VOAD/Long Term Recovery Groups
Jenny Gannaway, Chair, WV VOAD
Jennifer Posen, National VOAD

3:30 – 4:00
FEMA Public Assistance
Greg Myers, Homeland Security/Emergency Management
Bill Himes, FEMA III

4:00 – 4:30
Breakout Session
Identifying 3 strengths and areas for improvement from the last two disaster response and recovery efforts in each of the WV Homeland Security Regions and a brief discussion about the long term recovery groups.

4:30 – 5:00
Hot Wash and Dismissal

Day 2 – April 24

9:00 – 9:45
Overview of June Derecho

9:45 – 10:00
Break

10:00 – 10:15
Breakout into the 6 Homeland Security Regions

10:15 – 12:00
Facilitator Led Tabletop

  • Identify your agency’s times, talents, and treasures
  • Identify local capacity and capability
  • Identify proper channels to get involved in disaster recovery
  • Identify local key leaders (e.g. EMA, WV VOAD, public health, behavioral health, social services, etc.)

12:00 – 1:00
Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 2:30
Report Out/Hot Wash

2:30 – 3:00
Good of the Order
Evaluations
Closing

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