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Bay Area Luncheons

Upcoming Program

WHEN: Thursday, November 7, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


WHERE: One Kaiser Plaza, Suite 1150, Oakland, CA 94612


TOPIC: FEMA’s Flood Risk Communication Toolkit and Videos 


FEMA’s Flood Risk Communication Toolkit and videos are resources developed  to empower community officials to more effectively communicate with the public about flood risk and help residents and other stakeholders become full partners in increasing resilience. The Toolkit includes several components with tips for discussing complex risk topics in a meaningful way. The YouTube video series includes eight 2- to 5-minute videos that tell personal stories from around the country that communicate technical information in a relatable manner. These resources showcase the benefits of the mapping program and its connection to risk reduction and resilience.


SPEAKERFrank Mansell joined FEMA in 2003 as a public information officer in Seattle. In 2006 he transferred to the Oakland office as an outreach specialist for the Map Modernization program. In 2010, after two years on the agency’s national Incident Management Assistance Team in Sacramento, Frank returned to Oakland as a natural hazards program specialist in the Mitigation Division.


He is a Certified Floodplain Manager and has served as a Public Affairs Specialist for the Mitigation Division since 2017.  When disaster strikes, Frank has been deployed to more than 20 federally declared hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, and wildfire disasters. Before joining FEMA, Frank was a public affairs manager and a public information supervisor for natural gas utility companies in both Seattle, Washington and Edmonton, Alberta.

REGISTRATION: Click Here to register by 12pm on Wednesday, November 6th. 


About Luncheons

FMA organizes luncheons in the Bay Area on a variety of topics relating to floodplain management. If you would like to be added to the notification list please send an e-mail to the coordinator. If you are interested in a particular speaker or topic, please contact Mary Seits.

FMA Bay Area Luncheon Presentations — Topics & Archive

Following is a list of recent luncheon topics. Where available, a link to the presentation, in PDF format, is provided.

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