Earthquake Country Alliance Bay Area November 13 Regional Workshop

ECA Bay Area Regional Workshop
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Please invite colleagues in your professional network to attend this workshop. Working together we will further our goals to promote and improve preparedness, mitigation and resilience. Grant funding for ECA activities is provided by the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Earthquake and Tsunami Program.

8:30 am – 9:00 am
9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Registration and continental breakfast

Los Altos United Methodist Church
Creekside Room
655 Magdalena Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024

Public parking is available on-site.


  • MyShake Presentation (Dr. Jennifer Strauss, Berkeley Seismological Lab)
  • Lifeline Infrastructure and Collocation Exposure to the HayWired Earthquake Scenario (Jamie Jones, USGS)
  • A Study in Community- Based Resilience: Los Altos Block Action Teams (Nadja Jackson) and Mountain View CERT activities (Stephanie Charles)
  • Path to Preparedness: Action in Faith-Based Communities (LaVinnia Pierson, Los Altos Lutheran Church)
  • Interactive Discussion/Sharing – Community Resilience
  • 2019 Neighborfest Pilot – Building a Stronger Region from the Block Up! (Daniel Homsey, Director, Neighborhood Empowerment Network)
  • ECA and ShakeOut Updates (Sharon Sandow de Groot, ECA Deputy Director)
  • Sharing from attendees about recent activities and upcoming plans (You!)

After the workshop, drive the short distance to downtown Los Altos and visit the exhibit at the Los Altos History Museum: “Our Community Prepares: Acts of Nature, Then and Now.” This exhibit takes an innovative approach to public education about earthquake risks and emergency preparedness. The exhibit marks the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, reflects on the stories of lives shaken by local disasters, shows ways the community has worked together to prepare for natural disasters in the future, and educates on individual preparedness. Since the Museum is ordinarily closed on Wednesdays, we’ll have a special tour opportunity available to us at 1:30pm.


Registration for this workshop is now closed.