2021 Don Hampton Conference
Opening and Keynote
Welcome to the 2021 Don Hampton Conference & Awards Ceremony! The opening to this year’s conference will begin with a video commemorating the IDHRC’s 20th Anniversary, as well as a brief recognition video from Iowa’s Governor, Kim Reynolds. During this time, our moderators will provide an in-depth explanation of the layout for this conference and what to expect in the coming days. This session will end with a keynote speech from Steve O’Neil, who has been in Emergency Management for over 20 years.
Maximizing Long Term Recovery Group and Emergency Management Coordination
Reflecting on Emergency Management and Long Term Recovery Group Partnerships during Iowa Disasters, this panel discussion will touch on the value these partnerships had in making recovery a success during the 2018 Marshalltown Tornado and the 2019 Floods. Representatives from the Marshall, Fremont and Scott counties Long Term Recovery Groups and Emergency Management Agencies will touch on lessons learned and experiences as well as how this partnership can be strengthened.
Youth, Mental Health, & Disasters: Resilience In and Through the Storm
In the last few years, communities throughout Iowa have endured disaster after disaster. From Marshalltown’s 2018 tornado to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this presentation offers insight into how multiple disasters might affect the mental health and resiliency of our community’s youth. Mental health professionals Paul Daniel and Mandy Gesme will walk us through what it’s like to be young in the face of disasters and the long-lasting effects that may result.
Leveraging Disaster Volunteers
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to disaster volunteer management in Iowa, but there are a few common approaches that have been disaster-tested in recent years. This panel discussion will focus on the “fail forward” lessons of several of those approaches and will leave you inspired about how to build your volunteer network before another disaster or emergency event. Whether you’re in the public, private, or non-governmental sector, there will be something for everyone to learn about disaster volunteer management.
Kayla Paulson – [email protected]
Jessica Bullock – [email protected]
Michael Rojas – [email protected]
Reaching ALL Iowans in Times of Disaster (DEI)
Join representatives from the Office of Latino Affairs, One Iowa, Monsoon, Oakridge Neighborhood, and the City of Marshalltown to have an open panel discussion about representation (diversity and inclusion) in organizations active in disasters, current barriers impeding underserved Iowans from successfully accessing disaster resources and recovering from a disaster, and next steps for the IDHRC to ensure ALL Iowans are involved throughout all stages of the disaster cycle.
In-Kind Donations 101
Adventist Community Services (ACS) have made a name for themselves across the country over the years with their ability to effectively and efficiently manage in-kind donations during a disaster response. Newly appointed directors for Iowa, Brian and Amanda Schwering will share a few of their best practices about and experiences with in-kind donations.
Funding is at the heart of every disaster recovery. Little can be done without it, and yet, often it seems like such a daunting task. Explore some of the innovative and strategic ways to go after disaster funding with Disaster Leadership Team’s executive director, Carlene Anders, who navigated these waters through three FEMA nationally declared wildfire disasters in the past six years, with no IA (Individual Assistance) declaration funding.
PRESENTATION: Disaster Fundraising with Carlene Anders
CONTACT: Carlene Anders – [email protected]
Disaster Philanthropy: Working with Funders to Meet Disaster Recovery Needs
This session is a conversation about funding disaster recovery from the perspective of the funder. During the session, you’ll hear from several Iowa-based disaster funders. The discussion will center around pre-disaster relationship building with funders and the roles that funders may take in disaster response and recovery. Panelists will also share best practices in fundraising learned from experience and networks with colleagues in multiple states and discuss strategies for approaching foundations and effectively communicating your need and story.
Cari Cullen – [email protected]
Karrie Abbott – [email protected]
Anne Calder – [email protected]
Kari McCann Boutell – [email protected]
Jenna Manders – [email protected]
Carrie Walker – [email protected]
So You Think You’re Alone in a Disaster?: A Relationship Tabletop
Join this virtual tabletop focused on strengthening disaster relationships and coordination, no matter what your role is in the disaster field.
Rick Wulfekuhle – [email protected]
Lori Williams – [email protected]
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