Today, FEMA and its emergency management partners released Daniel Homsey’s PrepTalk “Neighborfest – Building Resilience from the Block Up.” Homsey shares his tools for building resilient communities at the neighborhood level and why empowering neighbors to help themselves is the best way to prepare your community for any disaster.
Since 2008, Homsey has been the director of the Neighborhood Empowerment Network for the San Francisco City Administrator’s Office. Homsey has spent the past 25 years as a communications professional in both the private and public sectors. The Neighborhood Empowerment Network is a coalition of residents, faith-based, philanthropic and academic institutions, non-profits and private sector organizations and governmental agencies.
Homsey’s PrepTalk video and additional resources are available at www.fema.gov/preptalks/homsey. Additional PrepTalks from the April 2019 symposium in Santa Rosa, Calif. will be released in the coming months.
PrepTalks are a partnership between FEMA, the International Association of Emergency Managers, the National Emergency Management Association, the National Homeland Security Consortium, and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.