Emergency Preparedness Conference Set Oct. 14-15 in Knoxville

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Emergency Preparedness Conference Set Oct. 14-15 in Knoxville

Posted: 06/15/2009
Knoxville will host the East Tennessee Purchasing Association Emergency Preparedness Conference on October 14-15, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza on 401 W. Summit Hill Drive.

This two-day conference is an excellent educational opportunity to gain a better understanding of your role during a disaster. Learn about the need for cooperation between agencies/departments during a disaster and the importance of pre-planning/contracting for an emergency.
 
Who should attend:
Purchasing directors and staff, EMA directors, finance/accounting officials/directors, city managers and city/county administrators in the following types of agencies: City, county and state governments, public universities, utility districts and quasi-government agencies (i.e. airport authorities, public building authorities, etc.) located in the state of Tennessee.

What will be discussed:
Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina presented by Ms. Andree M. Cohen, Purchasing Director, City of New Orleans Financial aspects of a disaster New legislation Risk management Logistics Available resources Emergency cooperative contracting Emergency Operations Center (EOC) overview TEMA/FEMA reimbursement requirements

To register:
The East Tennessee Purchasing Association presents the education portion of this conference at no cost to you. Opportunities for free hotel accommodations available subject to eligibility.

Meals and parking:
Lunch and snacks will be provided for free both days. A free networking event with heavy hors d'oeuvres will follow the first day's conference. Parking information is forthcoming - please visit the ETPA website for further information and maps.

A list of presenters and exhibitors will be announced

This event is sponsored by the East Tennessee Purchasing Association, TN Homeland Security District 2 and TVA.

For more information visit www.ETPANEWS.org.