Colorado Community Recovery Symposium Agenda #CORecovery

Community Recovery Symposium:

November 22, 2013
Embassy Suites Loveland Conference Center
4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland, Colorado, 80538

~ Symposium Objectives ~
§  Assist local government officials in understanding the process of post-disaster long term recovery planning for community and economic recovery.
§  Learn from other local long-term recovery efforts.
§  Facilitate a discussion on stream recovery issues that enables participants to develop a strategic approach to these decisions.
§  Define future training and technical assistance needs.


8:30-9:00         Registration

9:00-9:30         Welcome and Introductions
·        Chantal Unfug, Colorado Department of Local Affairs
·        Jerre Stead, Colorado Recovery Office

9:30-10:15       “We Lived It”: Presentations from community leaders that have firsthand experience in navigating long-term disaster recovery
·        Jane Cage, Volunteer Chairman of the Joplin Citizens Advisory Recovery Team (CART)
·        Kelly Arnold, Town Manager of Windsor, CO
·        Rebecca Ellis, Vermont State representative and chair of the Waterbury Select Board
·        Bob Dixson, Mayor of Greensburg, KS

10:15-10:30     Networking Activity

10:30-10:45     **Break**

10:45-11:30     Peer Panel Discussion and Q&A

11:30-12:00     Vision for Recovery: Planning & Tools
·        Iain Hyde, Colorado Office of Emergency Management
·        Tim Gelston, FEMA Community Planning and Capacity Building

12:00-1:15       Lunch & State of Recovery Update
·        Marilyn Gally, Iain Hyde, Colorado Office of Emergency Management
·        Dan Alexander, Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator

1:15-1:30         **Break**

1:30-3:00         Stream Recovery Forum
·        River Science and Master Planning
o   Tom Browning, Colorado Water Conservation Board
o   Chris Sturm, Colorado Water Conservation Board
·        Collaborative Planning & Partnerships
o   Jeff Cage, Crane Associates, LLC
·        Implementing a Stream Recovery Strategy
o   Iain Hyde, Office of Emergency Management
o   Chris Sturm, Colorado Water Conservation Board
·        Stream Recovery Panel Discussion and Q & A

3:00-3:15         Conclusion
·        Iain Hyde, Office of Emergency Management

3:15-4:30         Open House: Learn about resources from agencies and organizations and ask community-specific questions of subject matter experts

The hosts of this event would like to thank the Embassy Suites—Loveland Conference Center, as well as Revolution Advisors and Steer Davies Gleave for their donation of event space and refreshments.