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Tuesday, August 25, 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.


Rebecca Harned 
National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation 


David Alexander, Senior Science Advisor, Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate

Christopher Shields, Assistant Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health

Daniel Stoelb, GIS Program Coordinator, Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Alaina Mayfield, Planner, Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Ezekiel Peters, Director of Emergency Medical Services, Colorado Regional Health Information Organization

Melissa Surette, Data Analytics Section Chief, FEMA Region 1 Regional Response Coordination Center

Benjamin Trump, US Army Corps of Engineers

Jeff Cegan, US Army Corps of Engineers

Rebecca Harned and Tricia Lawson, NAPSG Foundation

Complete the COVID-19 Tech & GIS Questionnaire

Prior to participating in this Open Community Forum, be sure to complete the questionnaire linked below.


Open Community Forum: COVID-19 Technology & GIS Hot Wash (Part 2)

Join us for the second part of the series "Open Community Forum: COVID-19 Technology & GIS Hot Wash" - to listen, learn, and share your data science, GIS, and technology-related challenges and success stories in COVID-19 response and recovery.

We'll be coming together virtually to learn from each other's local and state efforts in applying data science, GIS, and technology in response to the current pandemic. This Open Community Forum is designed to pick up on the conversations we started back in June during part 1 of this series and to dive deeper into some key issues.

This series of virtual forums is designed for you to engage actively, learn, and exchange ideas with colleagues nationwide - and contribute to the developing COVID-19 Tech & GIS After-Action Improvement Plan.

  • Learn how Public Safety Leaders are overcoming critical challenges in using data science, GIS, and technology for pandemic planning and decision-making during COVID-19 response and recovery operations.-

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

  • Start exploring and sharing resources to support preparedness and COVID-19 response and recovery operations in the newly launched PrepResponse Community Portal.-

Who Should Participate?

  • Public Safety Leaders and Emergency Managers: All leaders and managers from public safety and emergency management agencies who 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.-

  • Didn't Participate in the June Hot Wash? You are still encouraged to participate in the upcoming hot wash. Be sure to view the June recording in advance to get up to speed.


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 first part of the COVID-19 Technology & GIS Hot Wash was conducted in June 2020. Be sure to view the recording from the June Hot Wash and complete the COVID-19 Tech & GIS Questionnaire.