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NOVEMBER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: National Mitigation Investment Strategy

Public works professionals make normal happen. Our work directly benefits the health, safety, or welfare of the public and as FEMA moves toward implementation of the National Mitigation Investment Strategy (NMIS) at all levels, public works professionals must fully engage, and be engaged by other stakeholders. The National Mitigation Investment Strategy is feasible and, by looking through a mitigation lens at public works operations and projects, it can be seen there are many public works practices already being done that have a mitigation benefit. Mark's talk will provide an overview of the new mitigation investment strategy and how public works professionals need to consider themselves the translators to communicate what the profession does and how that plays a vital role in mitigation investments.

For more information on the NMIS: https://www.fema.gov/national-mitigation-investment-strategy 


Mr. Mark Ray is the Director of Public Works/City Engineer for the City of Crystal. Mark also serves as the Chair of the American Public Works Associations' Emergency Management Committee, represents the American Public Works Association to the National Homeland Security Consortium, and serves on the US Department of Homeland Security's State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council (SLTTGCC). In addition to his local and national group involvement, Mark has received a number of national recognitions and has written articles for various professional publications.

Meeting Details

Date: Wednesday November 20, 2019

Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm, Networking and optional lunch

12:30pm - 1:30pm, Technical presentation

Location: Grumpy's Bar and Grill (2801 Snelling Avenue, Roseville, MN)

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/november-2019-professional-development-meeting-tickets-78513509019

Thank you!

Thank you to Bonnie Greenleaf and Terry Zien of the USACE Saint Paul District & their presentation on Emergency Action Plans.  If you missed the presentation, their slides are available to our LinkedIn Group members.

Member Notices

Hanson Professional Services Inc. is seeking a Proposal/Pursuit Specialist, located in one of our Midwest offices, to support the Federal and Government Business Unit. This full-time position includes an excellent benefits, salary package and advancement opportunities for the right candidate. For more information and to apply, go to www.hanson-inc.com

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