Past Event Features

Date & Time:
Thursday, December 7th
8:30am – 11:00am

3 West Club
3 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Past Event Features

Front Page Roundtable:  Disaster Management will convene leaders across industry sectors including government, advocacy, business and media to examine New York’s policy on public safety, security, resiliency, intelligence, counter-terrorism and emergency management. Given the recent natural disasters in Texas and Puerto Rico, violence in Las Vegas, and again another terrorist attack in Lower Manhattan, this event will focus broadly on Disaster Management. 

This event will feature New York’s top government leaders of New York to sit back to back “Fireside Chats” with the editorial team at City & State along with top business, nonprofit and other top executives in this field.



8:30am Registration & Breakfast

9:00am  Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness

New York’s most recent terror attack on Halloween reminds us that we are too often feeling threatened and looking out for safety and security measures.  How has New York fared in emergency responsiveness as well as in counterterrorism planning and prevention?  Join this roundtable of leading experts to hear what lies ahead.

  • Session Facilitator, Jon Lentz, Editor in Chief, City & State
  • Roger Parrino, Commissioner, NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.
  • Joseph W. Pfeifer, Chief of Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness, FDNY and Council Member
  • Senator Tom Croci, Chair, Majority Task Force on Counterterrorism and Public Protection,

10:00am  Natural Disaster Management, Recovery & Resiliency

The devastation that was wrought by Hurricane Sandy five years ago and the 2017 series of storms demonstrate the need for cities to enhance their efforts to build resilience. The panel will discuss urban innovations in building community resilience and the effect of laws and policy of urban resilience efforts, including a discussion of the effect of recent Executive Orders, disaster recovery programs, and the National Flood Insurance Program.

  • Session Facilitator:  Josh Robin, Political Reporter, NY1 (
  • Jainey Bavishi, Director of Recovery and Resiliency, NYC Mayor’s Office
  • Council Member Mark Treyger, Chair, Committee on Recovery and Resiliency
  • Jane Brogan, Policy Director, Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery
  • Josh Lockwood, Regional Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross


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