National Earthquake Resiliency Coalition Newsletter
Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2018
Coalition News
FEMA Senior Geophysicist Michael G. Mahoney receives the prestigious 2018 Alfred E. Alquist Special Recognition Award and Medal for lifetime achievement. 
Photo by Marshall Lew
Announcement - 2018 Alfred E. Alquist Special Recognition Award and Medal
Recognizing a lifetime of Earthquake Engineering Achievement

On June 28, 2018 our friend and colleague Michael "Mike" Mahoney of the Risk Management Directorate, Building Science Branch, received the 2018 Alfred E. Alquist Special Recognition Award and Medal for lifetime achievement.
Presented by David A. Friedman, President of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), at the 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, in Los Angeles, California, the award recognizes Mike's exceptional contributions to advancing seismic risk reduction through a career dedicated to designing and supporting FEMA projects that have led to major advances in professional practices, the development of influential risk mitigation resources, and enhanced seismic safety both in the United States and internationally.  Read More >
Upcoming Events & Disaster Conference News
2018 FEMA Ready Business - QuakeSmart Workshop Schedule

FEMA and FLASH will present free Ready Business - QuakeSmart Workshops in the following locations during 2018. Representatives from businesses, cities, corporations, counties, organizations, private sector partners, tribal governments, and others looking to prepare for earthquakes 
are all invited.
  • July 31, 2018 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
  • August 2, 2018 - Puerto Rico 
  • September 19, 2018 - Golden, CO
  • October 3, 2018 - Jackson, WY
  • October 11, 2018 - Benton, AR
  • October 18, 2018 - Albuquerque, NM
Ready Business - QuakeSmart Workshops are free, but registration is required. Click here to register.

If you would like to learn more  about these valuable workshops featuring the Ready Business - QuakeSmart Toolkits , expert speakers, and local risk information, contact Mike Rimoldi at today.

Please help us share and promote these workshops through your networks.
Partner Profile 
Kate Long
Partner Profile - Kate Long

1. What is the background/history of your organization?

I'm currently a partner in the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society, along with Dr. Jones and two other close colleagues. Coming from separate agencies/areas - science, emergency management, business resilience, community engagement - the four of us had collaborated over the past decade on projects at the nexus of scientific advancement and use of that science by policy makers and practitioners to improve disaster resilience. We'd had both good success and a good time doing it. (As our friend Dr. Dennis Mileti puts it: "The most interesting work is always at the margins between the disciplines.") We formed The Center to continue the long handshake that transforms science-based information into programs and practices that serve societal needs and improve both disaster resilience as a foundational component of overall community resilience.
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