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“Bridging the Gap” between Tourism and the Community in the Face of Disaster

Sonoma County Hospitality Association is hosting a forum to start a conversation between the community and the hospitality industry to actively support each other during a disaster. There needs to be a willingness to be prepared with resources and plans that are inclusive of all residents within the local community. Moderator Dr. Nancy Brown, will be joined by a stellar panel of forward-looking hospitality/tourism and local emergency leaders. We are a whole community – no one should be left behind.

Join us as we examine our existing partnerships between local emergency operations centers and the hospitality industry in co-managing disasters, such as earthquake, wildfire, flood, and other hazards. It should be a whole community (residents/tourism visitors) approach to emergency and disaster planning.

Provide and assist in the development of Disaster Preparedness Resources that make sure your local neighbors/residents and our tourism guests/properties are all informed and on the same page.

Our Esteemed Panelists

Welcome – Eric Markson, SCHA President

Moderator/Panelist – Dr. Nancy Brown, Emergency Preparedness County of Sonoma

Claudia Vecchio, President/CEO Sonoma County Tourism

Priscilla Abercrombie, Board Chair, COPE Northern Sonoma County (Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies)

Liza Graves, SCHA and Beautiful Places

Joe Bartolomei, Owner, Farmhouse Inn, Forestville, Board Member SCT and SCHA

Kimberly Robertson, Safari West Safety and Disaster Planning

Program is Free, but you need you to register to receive the Zoom Link. We will send a Zoom link on Tuesday October 26th to all attendees.