Admin: Emergency Management Model for Small Communities

Wednesday, January 24 | 11:00 - 12:15 p.m.

Session Description:
Session Description: This session will provide a 30'000 foot overview of a progressive, community-focused model for Emergency Management (EM). It will provide an informative, foundational approach to creating a robust EM program, supported with real-life examples of a small community's initiative to raise its collective resilience by engaging local agencies, resources, expertise, and empowering local action.

Need for Session: 
Parks and Rec agencies play a critical role in Emergency Management

Andrew Stevens, City of Sammamish

Andrew Stevens currently serves as the Emergency Manager for the City of Sammamish, WA. 
His career in emergency management includes senior level positions in non-profit, local, and State government. Andrew began his career working for the State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM) as the State Planner for Critical Infrastructure Protection. There he co-authored the State of Alaska Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and developed the framework for the State’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Plan. As the Emergency Manager for the City of Downey, CA, Andrew founded the Downey Resiliency Project, a whole community coalition focused on community disaster resiliency. Andrew is a Certified Emergency Manager through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and a State and federally recognized instructor of emergency management concepts.