Trainings and Events
This page will be regularly updated with workshops, webinars, and other events that will help you implement resiliency projects in your community. Check back for updates and future events.
2018 Colorado Emergency Management Conference
Date: February 26 to March 1, 2018
Location: Hotel Elegante Conference & Event Center
Address: 2886 S Circle Dr., Colorado Springs, CO, 80906
Planning for Hazards and Building Community Resilience: The Role of the Emergency Manager
(February 28th, 1:45-2:45) The emergency manager has a lead role in ensuring Colorado’s local governments and communities develop and adopt mitigation plans, policies, and actions that build resilience and reduce risk to natural hazards. This session will focus on the important areas for collaboration and partnership between emergency managers and land use planners, from the formulation of the Hazard Mitigation Plan or a local Resiliency Framework, to the adoption of land use and development codes that promote development in safer areas.
Mitigating Hazards Through Land Use Solutions
The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) invite you to a one-day workshop to kick-off implementation of land use solutions that can reduce the impacts of hazards in your community. The workshop will take a look into developing and adopting mitigation actions. There will be a focus on updating land use and development codes to reduce the impact of natural disasters, and creating incentive programs to promote development in safer areas. Utilizing the Planning for Hazards: Land Use Solutions guide (www.planningforhazards.com) and supplemental materials, the workshop will refer to communities that have successfully implemented a variety of tools and strategies.
Stay tuned for future webinars!
If your community is ready to start developing a resilience plan and integrate climate change into community planning processes, consider applying to be a pilot community.
Applications are due February 28, 2018.