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Viridian Event Center

8030 South 1825 West

West Jordan, UT 84088

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This one and a half day workshop will showcase presentations from national leaders on how to deal effectively with crisis and disaster events. Presentations will show the long term impacts of disasters and how communities can lessen their risks and liability. This workshop is for emergency managers, lawyers, community officials, etc.

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l. Envision Utah and Disaster Resilience - Assistant Law Professor of Disaster Law, Lisa Sun of BYU Law School, will present information on Envision Utah's work in helping to educate Utahans about the future of their state and what was learned from the statewide survey. Professor Sun will also discuss the value of disaster resilience initiatives including material from her book: Cassandra's Curse: The Law and Foreseeable Future disasters.

2. Assessing Local Government Resilience - Law Professor John Marshall from Georgia State University Law School. His presentation will lead a discussion focused on identifying some of the critical institutions, laws, and capacities that state and local governments should optimally possess to deal effectively with crisis and disaster events.

3. Cybersecurity and Business Continuity - Attorney George B. Huff Jr. This session will be a short, interactive summary of the planning activities that are necessary to enable businesses or government agencies of all types and sizes to continue the delivery of their prioritized products and services in the event of disruption.

4. Disaster Funding Options and Best Practices - Attorney Erin Capps of the National Hazard Mitigation Association. Erin's presentation will be on material she developed while writing a chapter for a forthcoming book for disaster funding options and best practices. This presentation will provide attorneys representing local governments and businesses an overview of pre and post-disaster topics and explore available funding options for communities and homeowners. Common pitfalls and real-world examples will be discussed along with recommendations to build for disaster resilience.

5. Evolving Standards of Professional Care and Immunity - Edward A. Thomas Esq. Edward will lead a discussion of the American Bar Association Resolution and Report on Resilience as well as a review of the Evolving Professional Care of Executive Order 13717 (Earthquake Standards) and EO 13690 (Flood Standards) with recent court cases on Government Immunity. Edward will also discuss resources available for better coordinated consideration of the long term impact of development coupled with much higher design standards for renovation/replacement of existing infrastructure.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  • 7:30-9:00 am - Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am -10:00 am Welcome /Introduction: Richard Hemp; Salt Lake City Bar Association & Judy Watanabe, Utah Homeland Security

  • Assessing Local Government Resilience Law Professor John Marshall, Georgia State University Law School
  • 10:00 am to 10:30 am Break
  • 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Cybersecurity and Business Continuity
  • George Huff, Esq. of The Continuity Project, LLC, and ABA Disaster Response and Preparedness Committee
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 - Lunch (provided)
  • 1:30- 2:00 pm - Emma Sun, Co-chair of the Envision Utah Youth Council Alex Sun, Co-chair of the Envision Utah Youth Council a Representative on the Youth Preparedness Council
  • 2:00 pm-3:30 Envision Utah & Disaster Resilience
  • Assistant Professor of Disaster Law, Lisa Sun of BYU Law School
  • 3:30-4:00 pm Break
  • 4:00 pm -5:00 pm Disaster Funding Options and Best Practices Erin Capps of NHMA and H2O Partners

Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • 7:30 am to 8:00 am - Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 am to 10:00 am Edward A. Thomas Esq. Evolving Standards of Professional Care & Immunity
  • 10:00 am to 10:30 am Break
  • 10:30-11:30 am - 11:30-12 noon Ed Thomas Leveraging Resources to Improve Disaster Risk Reduction

Final Questions-evaluations

Adjourn at noon

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8030 South 1825 West

West Jordan, UT 84088

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