Your Hurricane Disaster Management Team

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About The Governor's Hurricane Conference

The Governor’s Hurricane Conference is the nation’s largest and best-attended conference for hurricane planning, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. The GHC is an opportunity to identify best practices and learn from the mistakes and successes of others. The conference provides trainings, workshops, and networking events with emergency management professionals.

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Who Should Attend

The Tidal Basin team will be in attendance among over 2,000 local, state, and federal emergency management colleagues from around the country. The Governor’s Hurricane Conference holds over 300 hours of training and workshops covering all aspects of hurricane readiness, full of the latest trends, topics, tools, and technologies to best improve your disaster response/recovery processes.

 

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Tidal Basin is the nation’s leading emergency and disaster management consulting firm, providing programmatic and technical management experience and resources to governments, organizations, businesses, and communities. Our integrated disaster management solutions and expertise help our clients and partners achieve their disaster preparedness and recovery goals more effectively. Our expertise includes: 

  • PREPAREDNESS: planning, training, and exercises
  • RESPONSE: rapid response, EOC support, staff augmentation, debris management and monitoring
  • RECOVERY: grant and program management including FEMA Public Assistance (PA) and Individual Assistance (IA); HUD Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery housing programs including CDBG-DR, CDBG-CV, CDBG-MIT; and U.S. Treasury funded programs like CARES Act and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
  • MITIGATION: pre- and post-disaster mitigation grant management including FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), and more

Our understanding and ability to navigate all available funding sources enable us to provide maximum value by increasing the amount of funding our clients receive for programs that help improve their communities and businesses.

Tidal Basin Speaking Engagements

12 May 2022
Workshop

Improving BRIC, HMGP, and Mitigation Funding Outcomes in Florida

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Date
May 12, 2022
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description

The federal government allocates billions of dollars into programs designed to mitigate future damage and make public infrastructure more resilient. Mitigation programs such as the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) offer eligible applicants funding to protect their public infrastructure both before and after a disaster. However, mitigation opportunities and process improvements are constant efforts that take time to develop and implement. This session highlights common challenges that applicants face when attempting to gain access to these programs, best practices being implemented throughout the United States and Florida, and critical next steps that every applicant can take to better prepare for their chance to receive funding to mitigate their public infrastructure against disaster. Panelists will include subject matter experts from both the public and private sector. Join us for a discussion on the current mitigation outlook, what was noticeable in the past and what communities and experts see now, and where mitigation is going based on recent funding trends.

Speakers
Jacob Gray
Jacob Gray
Senior Director of Mitigation
Tidal Basin
Jose Valenzuela
José Valenzuela, MSEM, CFM
Vice President of Tidal Basin Caribe
Tidal Basin
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Laura Dhuwe
Deputy Chief
Florida Department of Emergency Management
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Kalindi Fitch, MBA, PMP
Senior Manager
Hagerty
12 May 2022
Workshop

Trends and Progression of FEMA's Public Assistance Program

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Date
May 12, 2022
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description

FEMA’s delivery of the Public Assistance program has undergone significant modifications in the past few years.  With changes such as the introduction of the PAAPG, the FEMA Grant’s Portal, the 428 Alternative Grant’s program and the streamlined grant application to name just a few, it has become increasingly more difficult for potential applicants to stay informed and abreast of recent changes, changes that could significantly impact their agency, municipality, or PnP’s ability to completely recover from a declared event. This presentation will provide the attendees with a basic background in the PA program, an overview of current trends in the delivery of the program, as well as alerting to some potential “pitfalls” or missteps that could hinder a full financial recovery.  Important topics such as proper procurement, eligibility, and adequate documentation will also be covered to highlight the issues that could lead to a de-obligation of a grant or subsequent negative audit finding.

Speakers
Bill Slater
William "Bill" Slater
Vice President, PA & Recovery
Tidal Basin
13 May 2022
Workshop

Operationalizing After-Action Reports and Improvement Plans (AAR/IPs) Into Preparedness, Recovery, Response, and Mitigation Activities

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Date
May 13, 2022
Time
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description

Developing a thorough and objective After-Action Report and Improvement Plan (AAR/IP) is incredibly important. However, that is just the first step. Following up on action items contained in the improvement plan, creating a corrective action plan and program, and operationalizing these activities into all phases of emergency management ensures that a jurisdiction memorializes best practices and lessons learned.  Too often, these activities fall to the emergency manager after the AAR/IP has been developed; but it is a true team effort across all departments and offices.  Attendees can learn how to take the simplest to most complex IP tasks and understand how these are translated into real, sustainable projects leading to a more prepared community and enhance resilience.

Speakers
Stephany Murphy
Stephanie Murphy, MS, CEM
Vice President of Preparedness, Resiliency and Emergency Management (PREM)
Tidal Basin

Meet Our Experts

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Carlos Castillo, CEM
Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer
Tidal Basin
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James Joseph
James Joseph
Chief of Staff
Tidal Basin
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Dana Johnston, MBA
Director of Partnerships
Tidal Basin
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Jose Valenzuela
José Valenzuela, MSEM, CFM
Vice President, Director of Tidal Basin Caribe
Tidal Basin
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Bill Slater
William "Bill" Slater
Vice President, PA & Recovery
Tidal Basin
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Stephany Murphy
Stephanie Murphy, MS, CEM
Vice President of Preparedness, Resiliency and Emergency Management (PREM)
Tidal Basin
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Jacob Gray v2
Jacob Gray
Senior Director of Mitigation
Tidal Basin
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Laura deLoach
Vice President, Resource Management
Tidal Basin
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Timothy Schaible
Project Manager
Tidal Basin
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Emily Kaster
Emily Kaster
Senior Emergency Preparedness Specialist
Tidal Basin
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Chris Denney
Program Manager, Debris Services
Tidal Basin
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Nikole Souder Shale
Senior Director
Tidal Basin
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Resources

Learn more about how we can help with your disaster management needs.

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Tidal Basin Capability Statement
Tidal Basin Preparedness Services
Tidal Basin Government Support Services
Tidal Basin Grant Management and Recovery Services
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
COVID-19 Resources

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