At the 2019 League of California Cities City Managers Department Meeting, CCMF will host a “Late Breaking Session” on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 3:15 p.m. right after the General Opening Session.
“Staying Strong in the Face of Disaster” will be a 90-minute exploration of the lessons three city managers learned while navigating their communities through natural disasters and into recovery. The session will touch on some of the technical aspects of organizing emergency response, but largely focus on the role the City Manager plays and how to stay mentally and physically strong during a period of high stress.
- Presider: Justin Hess, Assistant City Manager of Burbank and CCMF Board of Trustees Member
- Speaker: Reva Feldman, City Manager of Malibu and CCMF Board of Trustees Member
- Speaker: Ken Striplin, City Manager of Santa Clarita and CCMF Vice President
- Speaker: Sean McGlynn, City Manager of Santa Rosa
While you are at the conference, please stop by the CCMF booth to say hello to your Board of Trustees members and pick up your CCMF swag. We also look forward to seeing many of you at the Annual Member Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, February 14 at the USS Midway Museum!
Session Description: These past couple years, California suffered a devastating chain of natural disasters: huge fires in Santa Rosa, Los Angeles/Ventura and Paradise (just to name a few), followed by floods and mudslides. In these situations where despair is high and hope is low, the city manager becomes a beacon for their staff and their community. Come listen to the personal stories of seasoned city managers who have led their agencies and communities through the Tubbs and Woolsey fires. They will share insightful lessons, from dealing with unfair criticism to ensuring you and your staff don’t burn out in the midst of disaster response.