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Northwest Pennsylvania

The Northwest Pennsylvania Alliance for Response works with libraries, museums, archives, and arts/cultural/historical agencies to help them prepare for and respond to incidents ranging from minor emergencies to major disasters. AFR NW PA is centered in Erie, PA, but reaches out to institutions in Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, and Venango Counties. With strong support and participation from the emergency management, risk management, and disaster recovery vendor communities of Northwest PA, the group provides training, advice, and support for institutional disaster planning activities and serves as a forum for collaborative activity.

Counties Serviced: Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango

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Steering Committee


Laura Roush, Senior Archivist & Curator, Erie Insurance Heritage Center

Secretary and Communications
Jennifer Amann

Programming and Membership
Melinda Meyer, Program Director, Erie Arts & Culture & Representative Member, Erie Yesterday
Susan Beates, Historian/Curator, Drake Well Museum

Erie Alliance for Response Kick-
off Forum

June 6, 2013
Raymond M. Blasco, M.D. Memorial Library Auditorium

Agenda (PDF)
Summary (PDF)
Participant List (PDF)

PowerPoint Presentations

The Alliance for Response Initiative, Lori Foley, Heritage Preservation
Local, State, and Regional Disaster Threats, Miriam Meislik, University of Pittsburgh
The Emergency Management Perspective, Dale Robinson, emergency management coordinator, Erie County Department of Public Safety
Local Resources for Disaster Response, Dyani Feige, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
Building Your Disaster Recovery Network: Heritage Protection Partnerships in Pennsylvania, Tom Clareson, LYRASIS

PowerPoint presentations are not for publication.