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Seminar Entrance

Seminars take place 5:30pm to 6:45pm in the Strings Pavilion. Doors open at 4:45pm. Admission is free to the community and tickets are NO LONGER required.

We are able to keep admission free due to the generosity of our donors. If you are not already a donor, you can easily make a contribution by clicking the button below.

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Dinner Tickets

Join our speaker for a dutch treat dinner, after each Seminar. Seating is limited. Locations and pricing:

July 8, July 22, August 5 and Aug 12 – Post Seminar Dinner at Harison’s ($60 including tax and gratuity)

July 15 – Post Seminar catered dinner at Strings Tent ($60 including tax and gratuity)


Please note: dinner reservations are only available to donors at the “Friends” level ($100) and above, and because of the limited seating capacity, reservations are limited to two per Friend for each event.  Thanks for your understanding. If you have a need for more dinner tickets, please contact: Lorie Bryngelson, 612-368-1530

August 7, 2023 - Seminar Only (FREE)

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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