The first round of Alliance for Response forums inspired the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to sponsor a second series of four regional forums in 2007. These meetings – modeled on the national Alliance for Response program and including Heritage Preservation as a partner – marked the first time a state emergency management agency had funded a program related to cultural heritage.
California Alliance for Response was a partnership between the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the California Preservation Program, the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, the Cultural Property Protection Group, the National Archives and Records Administration, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, UC San Diego, and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories.
Resources developed by California Alliance for Response
Kick-off forum brochure
California Alliance for Response Kick-off Forums
September 19, 2006: Getty Center, Los Angeles
September 21, 2006: Prado at Balboa Park, San Diego
September 25, 2006: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
September 27, 2006: Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
Agenda Representative of all Four Forums (PDF)
Planning Committee (PDF)
Summary of Forum Evaluations (PDF)
Press Release: Effort to Strengthen Ties Between California First Responders, Cultural Heritage Community Launched at Getty Center (PDF)