Earthquake Country Alliance Bay Area November 29 Regional Workshop

ECA Bay Area Regional Workshop
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Download the minutes from this meeting (PDF)

8:30 am – 9:00 am
9:00 am – 12:45 pm

Registration and continental breakfast

Berkeley Public Safety Building: Multi-Purpose Room (1st Floor)
2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

BART is 2 blocks away – Downtown Berkeley BART station
Paid Parking is available in several downtown Berkeley structures

ECA is the public-private-grassroots partnership which coordinates the annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill and develops multi-sector educational resources available at Funding for ECA activities is provided by FEMA’s Building Science Branch as part of its support for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Earthquake Program

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.


  • Learning from the Northern California Fires: Lessons for the Next Major Earthquake
    • Access and Functional Needs – Team Response (Kathy Gerk)
    • Shifts in Disaster Sheltering (Jennifer Lazo, City of Berkeley)
    • The HayWired Scenario: Cascading Hazards (Anne Wein, USGS)
    • The Power of Social Cohesion and Vulnerable Populations Survival (Daniel Homsey, Neighborhood Empowerment Network, City and County of San Francisco)
  • Sharing from attendees about recent activities and upcoming plans (You!)
  • New earthquake preparedness resources and 2017 ECA Activities in the Bay Area and Statewide (Mark Benthien, ECA Executive Director)

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Sandow, ECA Regional Alliance Liaison, at or (213) 740-4593.