FRANKFORT, KY (12/21/11) – The 2011 Governor's Emergency Management Workshop and Energy Summit was held Dec. 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."
Partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) at this year's workshop was Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, 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.
The workshop promoted and enhanced the knowledge of leaders throughout Kentucky in terms of emergency preparedness, response and recovery. KYEM Director John Heltzel said, "Kentucky has been hit hard in the past 4 years, with 10 presidentially declared disasters. The workshop presented an excellent opportunity for nearly 600 participants to review the 'lessons learned' from those events, and use them as building blocks for the future.
We are very fortunate to have such a strong partnership with LG&E and KU, other private sector members and participating vendors which make these workshops possible."
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.
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.
For additional information on the workshop, announcements on upcoming KYEM events and to follow KYEM on Twitter and like us on Facebook, visit us on the web at kyem.ky.gov.
Information provided by the office of Gov. Steve Beshear
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