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Seminars take place 5:30pm to 6:45pm in the Strings Pavilion. Tickets are free to the community. Doors open at 4:45pm and free tickets are distributed beginning at the same time. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to become a Friend of the Seminars by donating $100 or more to the Seminars at Steamboat. Friends of the Seminars can reserve advance tickets for each program, with “Friends” ($100-$249) able to reserve 2 tickets to each Seminar and “Good Friends” and above able to reserve 4 tickets.

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Should you choose to reserve tickets they will be held for your use until 5:20pm on the day of the seminar. Tickets that are not picked up at the door are released to the general public.

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August 7, 2023 - Seminar (FREE) & Dinner ($57 including tax and gratuity)

W. Craig Fugate
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“Disaster Preparation and Management in the Face of a Changing Climate”
Craig Fugate Consulting, LLC, Gainesville, FL,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Administration (2009-17)

Craig Fugate is the former administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), during which time he organized recovery efforts for a record eighty-seven disasters in 2011 alone. Before that, as director of the Florida Emergency Management Division, he coordinated the state’s response to Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne (the “Big 4 of ’04”), and Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina and Wilma in 2005. At FEMA, Fugate emphasized a “whole community” approach to emergency management, spearheaded the effort to build capacity to stabilize catastrophic events within 72 hours and incorporated “Thunderbolt exercises” using fake disasters and lightning inspections to train emergency operations centers.

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