Last night, the Palo Alto-Stanford Citizen Corps Council honored our work with a Community Partner Award. During the award ceremony, Ken Dueker, Director of the Palo Alto Office of Emergency Services, praised our emerging program saying that, “we think this is very promising and has tremendous potential.” (Or words to that effect—I’ll get an exact quote from him later.)

A number of people were intrigued by the brief description and have asked to hear more about it. I’ll be following up with Palo Alto Mayor Liz Kniss, Louis Morrone from Marc Berman’s office (State Assemblymember), and Brian Sherin, Chief Operating Officer at the Stanford Linear Accelerator, among others.

We were very honored to be put in the same class as the other honorees:

  • US Health and Human Services, Disaster Medical Assistance Team, CA-6
  • Ce Ci Kettendorf: Block Preparedness Coordinator (BPC)
  • John Mori: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Thanks to the Palo Alto Emergency Service Volunteers and the Office of Emergency Services who have been critical to getting us this far:

Ken Dueker, Director of the Palo Alto Office of Emergency Services, whose belief in the ability of people to help themselves is creating a fertile environment for innovative approaches to community preparedness.

 

Nathan Rainey, Palo Alto Emergency Services Coordinator, who has tirelessly found answers to “what would really happen if” questions, and made sure we have the latest and best conventional preparedness materials and information to hand out.

 

Annette Glanckopf, indefatigable champion of Palo Alto community preparedness, CERT, co-director of the Palo Alto Emergency Services Volunteers, and game-master-in-training for our neighborhood earthquake popup.

 

And the official pictures:

2017 Community Partner Award recipients with Major Liz Kniss and Louis Morrone

 

Left to right: Major Liz Kniss, Susanne Jul, Annette Glanckopf

 

Thanks to everyone who has gotten us this far. I am deeply honored and encouraged to have our work so well recognized at this early stage.

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