America's Center Convention Complex
Local governments are beset by forces that threaten to impair both their financial position and ability to deliver services. These forces can take the form of an extreme event like a natural or man-made disaster, or an economic downturn. They could also come in the form of social or environmental stressors that slowly wear down a local government, such as crime, homelessness, drug abuse, deteriorating infrastructure, or climate change. The practice of resiliency is the art of being prepared for such events to mitigate at their devastating impact and to provide a structure that enables recovery as quickly as possible. At this session, you will learn from government leaders who have been on the forefront of developing resiliency plans and strategies and how the finance officer plays a role in disaster preparedness.