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Preparing Vulnerable Californians For Natural Disasters
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Preparing Vulnerable Californians For Natural Disasters


Presentation Materials for Listos CA & ILG Webinar

Webinar Description

Community members rely on local governments to provide them with timely, accurate information about their local disaster preparedness and response. As we’ve learned throughout history, disasters disproportionately impact seniors, immigrants, non-English speakers, communities of color, people with disabilities, and the poor. Without significant efforts to engage and educate these communities about disaster preparedness, they are destined to suffer repeatedly, disparately, and unnecessarily when disaster strikes.

On this webinar, ILG and our partner – the Governor’s Listos California Emergency Preparedness Campaign – will share data-driven best practices for effectively engaging and educating vulnerable communities about disaster preparedness.


  • Karen Baker and Justin Knighten, Co-Chairs, Listos California
  • Tom Wheeler, Supervisor, County of Madera
  • Rico Peralta, Director of Program & Training, United Way of Fresno & Madera Counties
  • Erica Manuel, CEO & Executive Director, Institute for Local Government, Moderator
We are grateful to our affiliate organizations — the League of California Cities, the California Special Districts Association and the California State Association of Counties — for their support of and participation in ILG’s many training and education activities.

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