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Project Title: Measuring Community Resilience

PIN: PGA-OSP-16-03         

Major Unit:
Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit:
Office of Special Projects

Augustine, Lauren Alexander

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Engineering and Technology; Environment and Environmental Studies; Health and Medicine; Resilience

Measuring Community Resilience - Meeting 1
March 1, 2017 - March 2, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Jamie Biglow
Phone: 2023341224


March 1, 2017

11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Meeting with the Study Sponsor
- Ms. Chris Elfring, Executive Director, Gulf Research Program, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

• Why is this project important?
• How does this project fit into GRP’s goals?
• Who are the primary and secondary audiences for the report?
• How will the GRP use the report?
• Is the report only for the Gulf region or can it be used by others across the nation?
• What kind of outputs are they looking for?

12:15 – 1:15 pm
Working Lunch

1:15pm – 3:00 pm
Panel – How are other resilience programs measuring resilience?
- Mr. Steve Cauffman, Research Engineer, Community Resilience Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Ms. Sandy Eslinger, Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Dr. Carlos Martin, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute

• What key lessons have they learned?
• What examples of successful community measures efforts should the committee look at?
• Who has done measures well?
• What commonalities are there among the various resilience efforts?
• How does this study deal with different (geographic) scales?

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Thad Allen
Booz Allen Hamilton
Michael Beck
The Nature Conservancy
Anita Chandra
RAND Corporation
Erin Coryell
Margaret A. Cargill Foundation
Susan Cutter
University of South Carolina
Ann-Margaret Esnard
Georgia State University
Melanie Gall
Arizona State University
Gerald Galloway
University of Maryland
College Park
Howard Frumkin
University of Washington
Maureen Lichtveld
Tulane University
Carlos Martin
Urban Institute
Chris Poland
Chris D. Poland Consulting Engineer
Liesel Ritchie
University of Colorado
Kathryn Sullivan
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
- Meeting Objectives and Review of Statement of Task
- Study Impact and Format
- Bias and Conflict of Interest
- FACA and the Report Review Process
- Study and Report Format

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
- Review of Statement of Task
- Study process and timeline
- Report format and impact
- Bias and Conflict of Interest
- FACA and the Report Review Process

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: March 6, 2017