UNT to host annual Federal Emergency Management Agency conference
The conference theme, Recipe for Resilience, will bring together local, state and national representatives from FEMA's Region VI, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, as well as speakers and participants, who will share their "recipes" on what practices work best for mitigation, or lessening the severe effects of an event or situation.
The conference also includes a separate ticketed luncheon event featuring James Kendra, director of the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. The cost of the luncheon is $13; tickets can be purchased by calling 940-565-2165.
The partnership between the Region VI Federal Emergency Management Agency and UNT's Emergency Administration and Planning program provides opportunities for bringing the best ideas and practices in emergency management, mitigation, planning and response to the communities and states FEMA Region VI serves.
"For the past two years, the Emergency Administration and Planning program at UNT has co-hosted this event with FEMA Region VI. We are delighted that students interested in disaster planning and management can attend this three day conference at no charge," said Bob Bland, professor and chair of the Department of Public Administration.
The Region VI Federal Emergency Management Agency office is located in Denton, Texas. The Mitigation Conference will be held in UNT's University Union, located one block west of Welch and Prairie streets.
To register for the conference, contact Taran Roddy at FEMA at Taran.Roddy@fema.dhs.gov.