It’s hard to believe that a year has already passed since BOLDplanning attended the last summer meeting of the Arkansas Governor’s Earthquake Advisory Council (AGEAC). Just yesterday, July 15, 2019, Arkansas native and BOLDplanning representative, Brittney Whatley, CBCP, (pictured) participated in the meeting and delivered a report by the State’s Education Committee. She was joined by BOLDplanning’s Chief Operating Officer, Rick Wimberly.
For those of you aren’t familiar with AGEAC, it was formed by Proclamation in 1984 by then Governor Bill Clinton. The Council was established to allow a wide cross-section of Arkansas citizens to have advisory input to the Arkansas Earthquake Preparedness Program which was institutionalized by Act 247 of 1989. Council members have and will continue to influence their respective areas toward seismic preparedness within the state of Arkansas.
Arkansas is located in the New Madrid Fault Zone (NMFZ), which has a long history of large earthquakes. As such, earthquakes are a major hazard within the State’s All-Hazards Mitigation Plan, developed by BOLDplanning.
As always, the company’s participation in the annual GEAC meeting helps team members stay current on information regarding seismic activity within the State of Arkansas. (Of course, for Whatley, it also gives her the chance to return home where she can spend some quality time with friends and family.)