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Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
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This is an online event. Zoom log-in information will be provided via email upon registering.

Panelists & Facilitators

  • Dr. K.C. Rondello, Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health and Emergency Management, Adelphi University

  • Frank Winters, GIO, State of New York

  • Justin Kates, Director of Emergency Management, City of Nashua, NH

  • Angela Consentino, Epidemiologist, City of Nashua, NH

  • Alexis Giesker, GIS Specialist, State of Missouri

  • Andrew Notbohm, Emergency Management Coordinator, Boulder Office of Emergency Management, CO

  • Mark Mullane, GIS Program Manager, Boulder County, CO

  • Rebecca Harned and Tricia Lawson, NAPSG Foundation


Rebecca Harned 
National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation 



Open Community Forum: COVID-19 Technology & GIS Hot Wash Part 1

Join us for the first in a series of Open Community Forums: COVID-19 Technology & GIS Hot Washes - to listen, learn, and share your location-enabled technology related challenges and success stories in COVID-19 response.

Even though the COVID-19 response remains underway, it's time we come together (albeit virtually!) to learn from each other's technology and GIS stories in responding to this pandemic. To kick-start the conversations, we are conducting a series of Open Community Forums that are designed to serve as a starting point in the COVID-19 Technology & GIS Hot Wash and eventual After Action Improvement Plan. This series of virtual forums is designed for you to engage actively, providing the opportunity to learn and exchange ideas with our public safety community nationwide.

  • Learn about the newly formed National Pandemic GIS Task Force and the work they are doing to develop a National Playbook for Integrating Technology & GIS in Pandemic Response & Recovery - and how you can get involved.

  • Listen to real-world stories from Public Safety Leaders in overcoming critical challenges in using technology and GIS to inform decision-making during COVID-19 response operations.

  • Share your past and current challenges, successes, and lessons learned in applying innovative technology and GIS in your community during COVID-19 response and recovery.

  • Gain access to the newly launched PrepResponse Community Portal and begin sharing your best practices in apps, maps, dashboards, and open data for COVID-19 and in preparedness for all types of incidents.

Who Should Participate?

  • Public Safety Leaders and Emergency Managers: All leaders and managers from public safety and emergency management agencies that are directly involved with COVID-19 response and recovery operations.

  • Public Health Leaders & Medical/Healthcare Staff: All leaders and staff from public health agencies and organizations.
  • Technologists and GIS Specialists: Those who directly support(ed) public safety, emergency management, and public health agencies in COVID-19.


This Open Community Forum directly supports the work of the National Pandemic GIS Task Force, which is a joint effort by NAPSG Foundation, NSGIC, and URISA. Learn more about the Task Force

Note: The second part of the COVID-19 Technology & GIS Hot Wash will be conducted in August, following analysis of the part 1 hot wash results and AAR questionnaire. Participants in this June 23 Open Community Forum will receive a special invitation to particiate in the second part.