leaders gathered on October 2 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of
Santa Barbara to network, learn from field experts, and actively plan for coordinated
responses and whole-community care during emergencies and disasters.
Focusing on “Strengthening Partnerships,” the second Forum for Disaster
Preparedness co-hosted by Santa Barbara County Voluntary Organizations Active in
Disaster (VOAD) and the Institute for Congregational Trauma and Growth (ICTG) is a
practical gathering for networking and constructive learning. Guest speakers David
Myers, a representative from Homeland Security, and Brie Loskota, USC Managing
Director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture, shared models of
partnering for disaster preparedness from around the country. Congresswoman Lois Capps presented opening remarks of encouragement and the importance of gathering multiple sectors of the community together for disaster preparedness.
You can view more photos of the Forum on the Events page.