Success! Launch of the New Orleans Preservation Coalition

On Tuesday June 5, we launched the New Orleans Preservation Coalition and Alliance for Response. For those that were able to attend, we thank you for joining us, for your engagement, for your interest in sharing, and for your interest in learning.

It was a special day, full of information, connections, and enthusiasm. We are excited to take that enthusiasm and carry it forward to build a culture of preparedness that includes first responders, municipal emergency managers, cultural stewards from libraries, archives, and museums, and the rich, local, diverse arts and performing arts community of New Orleans.

We would like to extend a special thank you again to all the first responders that attended the event. According to our post-event evaluations, the discussions during our break out session, which focused on first responders and cultural heritage organizations, was big hit. We appreciate the time you spent with us!

Below you can see photos from the event: 1) Our keynote speaker, Ryan Mast, Hazard Mitigation Administrator at NOHSEP, delivers a motivational speech about preparedness and the cultural heritage community, 2) Our first panel of local cultural and collections stewards speaks about culture and the immediate post-Katrina response, 3) First responders and attendees engage in discussion about preparedness during our breakout session, 4) And our lunch is graciously served by Ross from Operation BBQ Relief!

For the full agenda of the day, click here.

What's next? The NOPC will continue to offer programming that keeps the information flowing and the conversations going. At the same time we aim formalize the NOPC organizational structure and to create a robust and organized response network through the Alliance for Response. We hope you can become a member and get involved!

Stay tuned and stay in touch.

With much appreciation,
NOPC Core Planning Team

Jennifer Waxman