Improving Local Resilience through Community Planning

Aug. 4, 2016 , 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

*Please note that due to technological difficulties the webinar starts off with full audio but no slides on-screen. Slides will start at the two and a half minute mark.

Join us for this interactive webinar to learn about the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems, and how your county can benefit from the practical six-step process it lays out.  Speakers will provide background on the Guide; describe its approach; and offer insights based upon early use of the Guide. Natural, technological, and human-caused hazards take a high toll on communities, but the costs in lives, livelihoods and quality of life can be reduced by better managing disaster risks. Using the Guide, counties can strengthen resilience and improve their ability to continue or restore vital services in a more timely way and to build back better after damaging events.


  • Steve Cauffman, Lead for Disaster, Resilience Materials and Structural Systems Division, NIST, Washington, DC.

  • Joel Max, Emergency Management Coordinator, Office of  Emergency Management, Larimer County, Colo

  • Mat Heyman, CEO, Impresa Management Solutions, Potomac, Md. (Moderator)

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