Resilience and Disaster Preparedness

| Sunday, May 18 | 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Room: Brule A | Session Track: PP

Is your community prepared to deal with a disaster? This session explores what tools cities should have in place prior to a catastrophic event. Learn about preemptive disaster strategies as well as available resources and assistance that can lead communities toward recovery and resilience when the worst happens. Case studies will provide examples of how communities of all sizes can navigate disaster related assistance, complicated funding, and the preparedness landscape to ensure a positive outcome for historic properties. Make plans now for your historic community to be ready when disaster strikes!


Jennifer A. Wellock, National Park Service
Jennifer Wellock is an architectural historian and technical Reviewer with the National Park Service's Historic Preservation Grants branch. Jennifer has responded for the Department of the Interior under the National Response Framework, a unified response to disasters and emergencies. In 2011, she was deployed to Birmingham, Alabama, to assist in recovery efforts from tornados. Previously, she was employed at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources as an architectural historian and at the West Virginia's State Historic Preservation Office as both the tax credit coordinator and senior structural historian for review and compliance.