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Tuesday, July 24 • 7:30am - 9:00am
Keynote Breakfast featuring Evan Reis , U.S. Resiliency Council , Director, PE, SE, Executive Director, Co-Founder

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The will to act, even when it is unpopular, is a sign of leadership, but great leadership is acting even when the benefits may not accrue for years or decades. When it comes to preparing for natural disasters, building and business owners, the financial sector, and our community, state and national leaders are not leading if they kick the can down the road to avoid short term pain, leaving the problem to future generations. Resilience, the ability to recover quickly from adverse events, needs to be everyone’s responsibility; each generation of leaders needs to contribute in a meaningful way to this mission. Evan Reis, Executive Director of the US Resiliency Council, will talk about how the USRC is helping leaders take positive steps toward making our communities more resilient.

About the USRC
The US Resiliency Council’s mission is to establish and implement meaningful rating systems that describe the performance of buildings during earthquakes and other natural hazard events, to educate the general public to understand these risks, and to thereby improve societal resilience.

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Remarks by Mayor David Condon, City of Spokane
Introduction of new regional consuls general: Brandon Lee, Consul General, Consulate of Canada Seattle; Lucia Piazza, Consul General, U.S. Consulate of Calgary; and Kathrine Dhanani, Consul General, U.S. Consulate of Vancouver

Hosted by the Pacific Northwest Building Resilience Coalition 

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David Condon

Mayor, City of Spokane
Born the same year that Spokane was preparing to shine on the global stage at Expo '74, Mayor David A. Condon grew up in a community that was safe for families, fertile for businesses, and naturally stunning. After graduating from Gonzaga Prep, he went on to earn his bachelor's degree... Read More →
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Katherine Dhanani

Consul General, U.S. Consulate in Vancouver
Katherine S. Dhanani is a career Foreign Service Officer. Her most recent assignmentswere in the State Department’s Bureau of Human Resources and in the Bureau ofAfrican Affairs’ Office of Regional and Security Affairs. Before returning to Washingtonin 2013, she served as Consul... Read More →
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Brandon Lee

Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in Seattle
Mr. Brandon Lee was appointed as Consul General of Canada in Seattle in 2017, withaccreditation for Washington State, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. Brandon Lee joinedthe Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFATD) in 2004.He has a background leading management... Read More →
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Lucia Piazza

Consul General, U.S. Consulate in Calgary
A career Foreign Service Officer, since joining the State Department in 2001 Lucia hasrepresented the US government as a diplomat in countries throughout Africa and theMiddle East. Lucia received a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy fromthe National War College... Read More →
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Evan Reis

Director, PE, SE, Executive Director, Co-Founder, U.S. Resiliency Council
Evan Reis, SE, is the Executive Director of the US Resiliency Council. He graduated from Stanford University in 1988. The following year he was back down on the Farm, helping the University recover from the Loma Prieta Earthquake, as the structural engineer for the retrofit of its... Read More →

Tuesday July 24, 2018 7:30am - 9:00am AKDT
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