The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s
ResilientAmerica Roundtable in partnership with
Puget Sound Regional Council
Friday, January 26, 2018
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
515 Madison Street
This event will bring together experts and community representatives from across the Central Puget Sound region to learn and share information about their challenges and successes related to implementing resilience efforts to address climate impacts and other hazards in their communities. This event will have two sessions:
- Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Exchange: Representatives from local jurisdictions will share their resilience-related initiatives.
- Funding Resilience: Representatives from federal, state, and local government and other organizations will discuss funding opportunities and other resources available to communities for building resilience to climate risks and other hazards.
The purpose of these discussions is for local jurisdictions to:
- Share their experiences building resilience to climate risks and other hazards
- Learn about and discuss initiatives and approaches happening in the region
- Learn about funding opportunities, ways to leverage resources, and creative solutions to funding resilience efforts.
9:00 – 9:10 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
- Kelly McGourty, Senior Program Manager, Transportation Planning, Puget Sound Regional Council
9:10 – 9:30 a.m.
Keynote Address: Setting the Stage for Resilience
- Dave Somers, County Executive, Snohomish County, WA and President, Puget Sound Regional Council
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Survey Results of PSRC Member Jurisdictions on Climate Adaptation
- Sherrie Forrest, Resilient America Roundtable, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
9:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Peer to Peer Knowledge Exchange: Initiatives and Approaches to Climate and Hazard Resiliency in the Central Puget Sound Region
Moderator: Kelly McGourty, Senior Program Manager, Transportation Planning, Puget Sound Regional Council
- Ken Creager, Professor, Associate Chair, Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington - ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning Program
- Ryan Dicks, Pierce County Sustainability Manager
- Jennifer Sutton, Senior Planner, City of Bainbridge Island
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Funding Resilience - Federal Resources: What is available and how can we work together to leverage resources and find creative solutions for resilience?
Moderator: Kris Ludwig, Staff Scientist, DOI Strategic Sciences Group, U.S. Geological Survey
- Travis Ball, Hydraulic Engineering Section 2, U.S Army Corps of Engineers
- Abby Hall, Sustainability Office (Bay Region), Environmental Protection Agency
- Steven Randolph, Senior Hazard Mitigation Program Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Gwen Shaughnessy, Climate Adaptation Specialist in the Office of Coastal Management Engagement, Training, and Education, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Funding Resilience - State Resources: What is available and how can we work together to leverage resources and find creative solutions for resilience?
Moderator: Steve Moddemeyer, Principal, CollinsWoerman
- Marnie Boardman, Climate Change Coordinator, Office of Environmental Public Health Sciences, Washington State Department of Health
- Michael Furze, Assistant Director, Energy Division, Washington State Department of Commerce
- Jennifer Lee, Policy and Planning Director, Puget Sound Partnership
- Guillaume Mauger, Research Scientist, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington (invited)