January 29: Planning for Community Resilience: The Long and the Short of It

Public Program: Planning for Community Resilience
Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

What if you were a disaster resilience planner on assignment in a large urban area? What trade-offs will you make to meet high-profile, short term requirements even though you know long-term investments are important? How will your plan balance short- and long-term needs?
Join disaster planning expert Ellis M. Stanley, Sr., as he shares his insights about the challenges of balancing short- and long-term needs in disaster resilience planning. He will use real-world examples from his experiences in Los Angeles, Denver, and Atlanta, and then share ideas about the emergency management culture and the need for resilience managers. Engage in a lively discussion with Ellis and other participants as you take on challenging questions about how to build community resilience for the long haul.
Ellis Stanley is Managing Partner of Ellis Stanley Partners, LLC. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President of Emergency and Disaster Management Services at Hammerman and Gainer International, Inc., and Vice President at Dewberry, LLC.
Ellis served as General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Department, where he retired in 2007. Before that, he was Director of the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency. In 2008 he served as Director of DNC planning for the City and County of Denver, CO. With 35+ years of experience in the emergency management field, Ellis has worked at four national political conventions, the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and many other major events around the country. He recently served on the Board of Directors of Greater Los Angeles Red Cross Chapter, Operation Hope, Disaster Recovery Institute International and as Chair of the Disaster Roundtable of the National Academy of Sciences. Ellis is currently Chair of the International Association of Emergency Managers Global Board and has trained or led emergency management delegations to over 35 countries. Ellis serves as an adjunct professor at American University teaching Senior Crisis Management and at Harvard University teaching Meta-Leadership.
Advance ticket purchase is recommended. 
This program is part of the museum's "Science Social" series, which brings together students and adults for game simulations, engaging discussions, and interactive scenarios to explore the role of resilience in our communities. Email for "Science Social" updates.