With just two days to go, Tennessee-based BOLDplanning and Texas’ Williamson County (WILCO) Office of Emergency Management (OEM) are now making final preparations for the highly anticipated and co-planned “Emerging Trends in Emergency Management Symposium.” This special, one-day event is designed to allow elected officials and emergency management leaders to share best practices and foster greater communication and collaboration across a variety of organizations involved in preparedness. It will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 8:30 AM to 3 PM CDT, at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Convention Center.

Featured speakers for the Emerging Trends in Emergency Management Symposium include:

  • Tony Robinson, Regional Administrator, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) — Region 6
  • Frank Patterson, Emergency Management Coordinator, Waco-McLennan County, TX
  • Judge Paul Pape, Judge, Bastrop County, TX
  • Paul Yura, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Austin &
    San Antonio, TX
  • Sana Syed, University of Texas, Spokesperson and Senior Advisor to the Vice President for University Communications, Austin, TX

Jarred Thomas, WILCO OEM Director, believes that today, more than ever, local citizens and other stakeholders expect elected officials and emergency management leaders to collaborate effectively in an emergency. For this to be achieved, state and local departments, offices and agencies must share the same perspectives on the right steps to take in response to a crisis. Events like this week’s symposium provide a unique opportunity for these groups, and others, to come together in conversation and future planning.

BOLDplanning concurs. As the leading developer of online solutions for Emergency Operations Planning (EOP) and Continuity of Operations/Government Planning (COOP/COG) and Hazard Mitigation Planning (HMP), the company is honored to host WILCO OEM’s Emerging Trends in Emergency Management Symposium, and to support other public and private sector clients across the state of the Texas (and the country!).

BOLDplanning is also proud to make purchasing easy in Texas easy, as its consultative services and online software are available on the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s HGACBuy purchasing contract.

If you would like to know more about the Emerging Trends in Emergency Management Symposium, contact Michael Shoe, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for WILCO OEM, via email at michael.shoe@wilco.org, or call him direct at 512.864.8267. If you would like to learn more about BOLDplanning or receive a free, no-obligation consultation, visit the company online at www.boldplanning.com, or call 615.469.5558.