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Must be a current member of MEMA (before May 1st) to participate.

May 5th 2021 - Agenda

1:00 pm —  Welcome & Opening Remarks

1:05 pm — Peer to Peer Perspectives
Whether you’re fresh blood or an old dog in this emergency management business, we’ve collected tips & tricks to pass along. One of the greatest benefits of our association is our ability to network and share. Through this virtual “panel” we hope to share peer perspectives on some of emergency management’s common challenges. Add your expertise to the discussion here:https://forms.gle/VFZ1vx9dTmCecSDN6 

1:50 pmBreak

2:00 pm  The Future of Emergency Management Looks Bright & Chaotic
2020 was the year that brought emergency management to the limelight across the world. 2020 is also the  year where the typical emergency management cycle has been challenged and potentially even broken. This session will look at how emergency management was challenged and how the impacts of climate change, the continued im‐ pacts of the pandemic and complex incidents challenge the way emergency management has been designed.

2:50 pm — Break

3:00 pm  - Lessons Learned from our Texas Peers
Scott Hudson, Director for the Office of Emergency Management for Cypress‐Fairbanks ISD in Texas will be sharing lessons learned from the response and recovery to the winter storm that impacted Texas in February. We also hear from a resident of Texas about how this storm impacted them to help provide insight into how emergency manag‐ ers can listen closely to those impacted to improve operations.

3:40 pm —  Q & A Wrap-up & Final Comments

5:00 pm —  Cinco de Mayo Virtual Social Hour
Come back at 5:00 pm with your sombrero and tacos ready. Virtually connect and chat with the friends and colleagues that you haven’t seen in the past year. The greatest strength of emergency managers isour networks. We have some new faces to meet and old faces we miss seeing; so join in the fun!

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