Communities face more frequent and complex disasters due to a changing climate. Climate change drives a range of effects, from discrete events like extreme weather to longer-term impacts that vary by location, such as drought, sea-level rise, regional energy vulnerabilities, increased wildfires, habitat modification, and emerging diseases.
Emergency managers play a critical role in community resilience, including developing the comprehensive strategies needed to address the hazards associated with climate change. At the 2023 MACo Winter Conference, an expert panel will share practical insights and actionable strategies to foster a more sustainable and prepared future.
Batten Down the Hatches: Mitigating a Changing Climate
In the face of escalating climate change, county emergency management has emerged as a critical player in mitigating and adapting to these environmental challenges. From risk assessment and preparedness to response and recovery, county emergency managers engage in cross-sector collaborations with government entities, non-profits, academia, and private sector organizations to drive climate-conscious emergency management practices. In this session, an expert panel will share practical insights and actionable strategies to foster a more sustainable and prepared future.
- Earl Stoddard, Assistant CAO, Montgomery County
- Michael Hinson, State of Maryland
- Preeti Emrick, Emergency Manager, Anne Arundel County
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 6, 2023; 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The 2023 MACo Winter Conference is December 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.
Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference:
- Attendee Registration Pricing
- Attendee Online Registration
- Attendee Brochure (with full schedule)
- Exhibitor Details & Waitlist
- Sponsorship Opportunities
- Hotel Details (SOLD OUT – waitlist info)
- Winter Conference Photos
- Conduit Street Blog Coverage
- #MACoCon on Twitter
- Questions? Contact Virginia White