Thursday September 29, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM PDT
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McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Tech 
4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Building 23
Lakewood, WA 98499

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Steve Myers 
Pacific NorthWest Economic Region 

 Washington Emergency Communications Coordination Working Group (WECCWG) Kickoff 

The Washington State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) identifies the Washington Military Department (WMD) as the coordinating agency for Emergency Support Function (ESF) 2. As such, WMD is initiating a triannual statewide WECCWG for all ESF 2 partners. The goal of our WECCWG is to strengthen partnerships and enhance our emergency communications preparedness, reliability and resiliency statewide. 

Highlights include:
  • Review of Vision, Purpose, and Charter of the WECCWG
  • Strengthening Partnerships with the Private Sector
  • Presentations on Emergency Management Plans, Support, and Alert Systems
  • Cascadia Rising ESF2 After Action Review (AAR)
  • Project Update on FirstNet, a proposed dedicated nationwide public safety wireless broadband network for emergency responders
Speakers include: 
  • Major General Bret Daugherty, Director & Adjutant General, WA Military Department
  • Matt Modarelli, Chief Information Officer, WA Military Department
  • Shelley Westall, FirstNet Outreach and Marketing Director, State Point of Contact FirstNet/Washington OneNet
  • Eric Holdeman, Director, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience
For the full agenda, click here. Agenda will continue to be updated as presenters are confirmed. Please continue to visit www.regionalresilience.org for the updated agenda.

Who Should Attend: All state, federal, local, tribal, and private sector partners who support or manage emergency communications systems, communications service providers, business continuity professionals, and others that have a stake in the public communications infrastructure.
Kickoff Details
Date: September 29th, 2016
Location: The McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College
Time: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Registration and continental breakfast reception opens at 7:30 am. Event begins at 8:30 am. 
The kickoff includes continental breakfast and lunch.