The 2011 Governor’s Emergency Management Workshop / Energy Summit was held December 14 – 16, at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in historic downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The theme for this year’s workshop was: "Partnering for the Future."
This workshop brought together emergency management personnel, state and local elected officials, state officials, volunteer organizations, and private sector partners who have a vested interest in the preparation for, response to, and recovery from emergency events. Attendees were able to network and share product information with decision makers before, during, and after disasters and emergencies.
The workshop promoted and enhanced the knowledge of leaders throughout Kentucky in terms of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. Kentucky has been hit hard in the past three years, with ten presidentially declared disasters. The workshop presented an opportunity for participants to review the “lessons learned” from those events, and use them as building blocks for the future.
KYEM presented a year end review and a look ahead to 2012 and the goals and objectives for the division and the Commonwealth's emergency management programs.
Partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management at this year’s workshop was LG&E and KU . Working closely with LG&E and KU during past disasters, as well as other private sector groups, has proven the need and value of such partnerships. The 2011 Governor’s Emergency Management Workshop / Energy Summit was the first of its’ kind and the foundation which to build from.
Watch this website for announcements on next year's GEMW and similar upcoming workshops.