* This is a co-sponsored meeting with the Regional Community & Economic Development Forum (RCEDF)
9:30 AM Coffee and Networking
10:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
10:10 AM Presentations
Pre-Disaster and Response: The Role of Preparedness
Sarah Powell, Director of Emergency Management for Temple University, will discuss how a large anchor institution strives to ensure mission continuity in the face of critical events through planning, mitigation, training, and incident response.
Business Continuity and Survival: The Role of the Local Economy
Maura Shenker, Director, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Temple University, will discuss how small businesses are strong economic anchors and present SBDC services that can assist business owners to ensure continuity plans are in place to mitigate the impact of any type of business interruption, especially natural disasters.
Port Recovery and Resiliency: The Role of the United States Coast Guard
The ports of the Delaware River play a vital role in the regional and national economy, providing a critical link for industries to the global supply chain. Through coordination with key partners and the Marine Transportation System Recovery Plan, the United States Coast Guard works to ensure this vital link is sustained. Captain Scott Anderson, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay will provide an overview of maritime restoration planning and response for recovery and resiliency in the region.
11:15 AM Discussion
12:00 PM Adjournment and Lunch