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Meeting

Association of Bay Area Governments, MetroCenter Auditorium

Theme

Shaken Awake!

Welcoming Remarks
Ken Kirkey, Planning Director, ABAG & Danielle Hutchings, Earthquake and Hazards Program Coordinator, ABAG
Bay Area Seismic Risk and Lessons Learned from Recent Earthquakes
Jack Boatwright, USGS & Bay Area Earthquake Alliance Co-Chair
Panel - Best Practices in Housing Retrofit and Mitigation
Moderated by Arrietta Chakos, Chair of Public Policy Committee, EERI
Panel - Planning to Recover: Tools for Local Governments
Moderated by Sarah Karlinsky, Deputy Director, SPUR
Keynote - Insuring Bay Area Housing: What’s at Risk?
Mary Lou Zoback, Seismologist and private consultant
Panel - Building it Back Better: The Role of the Business Community
Moderated by Jeanne Perkins, Principal, Jeanne Perkins Consulting
Panel - Finding the Political Will to Make Retrofitting and Rapid Recovery of Housing a Reality
Moderated by Henry Gardner, Emeritus Executive Director, ABAG
Residential Retrofit Brace & Bolt Program and Earthquake Country Alliance Program
Chris Nance, Communications Director, CEA & Janiele Maffei, Chief Mitigation Officer, CEA

With the recent Japan and New Zealand earthquakes as a backdrop, we are mindful of the risk we face in the Bay Area from earthquakes. The close proximity of faults, coupled with a large population of older houses, puts a huge percentage of our housing at risk. Our residents are the foundation of this region, but without adequate housing that foundation begins to crumble. Learn what local governments can do even in these tough economic times to reduce damage to housing and prepare to build back quickly after an earthquake.

Conference Fee: $20 (includes Continental breakfast and lunch.

  • 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast

  • 8:30am Welcoming Remarks

    Mark Green
    ABAG President and Mayor of Union City
    Danielle Hutchings
    ABAG Earthquake and Hazards Program Coordinator
  • 8:50am Bay Area Seismic Risk and Lessons Learned from Recent Earthquakes

    Jack Boatwright
    Seismologist, USGS
  • 9:15am Best Practices in Housing Retrofit and Mitigation

    Learn who’s retrofitting and who’s not and what monetary and non-monetary incentives cities are using to encourage retrofits, what works and what doesn’t, and how to create a demand for safer houses in your city or county.

    Moderator

    Arrietta Chakos
    Chair of Public Policy Committee, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

    Panelists

    Jill Broadhurst
    Director, Community Affairs and Advocacy, Rental Housing Association of Northern Alameda County
    Laurence Kornfield
    Manager of Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Program, City of San Francisco
    Joan MacQuarrie
    Building Official, City of Berkeley
    Sue Piper
    Manager Mayor’s Communications, City of Oakland
    Mark Soltes
    Permit Center Coordinator, City of San Leandro
  • 10:30am Break

  • 11:00am Planning to Recover: Tools for Local Governments

    What tools are available to local governments today to plan for the rebuilding process and address low income and vulnerable populations? What was learned from past disasters?

    Moderator

    Sarah Karlinsky
    Deputy Director, San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association

    Panelists

    Harold Brooks
    CEO, American Red Cross Bay Area
    Charles Eadie
    Principal, Hamilton Swift Land Use & Development
    Catherine Firpo
    Housing Coordinator, City of Emeryville
    Heidi Sieck
    City and County of San Francisco
  • 12:15pm Lunch

  • 12:45pm Keynote Address: Insuring Bay Area Housing: What’s at Risk?

    Mary Lou Zoback
    Seismologist and private consultant
  • 1:15pm Building it Back Better: The Role of the Business Community

    Moderator

    Jeanne Perkins
    Principal, Jeanne Perkins Consulting

    Panelists

    Tom Anderson
    Owner, Anderson-Niswander Construction
    Amy Bach
    Executive Director, United Policy Holders
    Kenneth Moy
    ABAG Legal Counsel
    Joe Olla
    Director of Business Development, Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
  • 2:30pm Break and Discussion Period

    What are the policy issues you’ve heard today that you would like elected officials to address?

  • 3:00pm Finding the Political Will to Make Retrofitting and Rapid Recovery of Housing a Reality

    What are the creative ways local governments are making earthquake planning a priority and implementing best practices? What issues can be addressed by the region as a whole?

    Moderator

    Henry Gardner
    Emeritus Executive Director, ABAG

    Panelists

    Susan Adams
    Supervisor, County of Marin & Vice President, ABAG
    Tom Bates
    Mayor of Berkeley
    Jean Quan
    Mayor of Oakland
  • 4:15pm Announcement: Residential Retrofit Brace & Bolt Program and Earthquake Country Alliance Program

    Chris Nance
    Communications Director, California Earthquake Authority
  • 4:45pm Wrap Up and Adjourn

  • 5:00pm Networking Reception

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