“Recovery To Resilience” Symposium

August 5, 2022, 9:30 am
Science-informed community planning and decision-making for stronger, more resilient communities in the face of increasing wildland fires

Space is limited and this event is open by invitation only. Contact isabela@drlucyjonescenter.org for more information.

This online symposium will identify gaps and solutions for local communities to support small businesses with science and with government as a foundation to strengthen the sense of community to be willing to put in the hard work of recovery. Then, providing the direct tools to move from “recovery to resilience” in preparation for the next fire season

Featuring experts in the fields of social science, physical science, community leadership, and small business leadership, our speakers will share insights on how their experiences and expertise can help California small-business communities prepare for the next wildfire and disasters. The presentations will be followed by breakout discussions, where we encourage your participation.


Dr. Lucy Jones

Founder and Chief Scientist, The Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society

Kevin Phillips

Town Manager, Town of Paradise

Tunua Thrash-Ntuk

President and CEO, The Center by Lendistry

Susan Cutter

Director, Hazards Vulnerability & Resilience Institute at University of South Carolina


Additional speakers to be announced


August 5th, 2022, 9:30AM to 12:30PM PST

  1. Welcome from the Dr. Lucy Jones Center, the NVCF, and Wells Fargo
  2. Introduction and Framing the Issue/Outcomes
  3. Featured Presentations
  4. Break Out Discussion
  5. Break
  6. Featured Presentations
  7. Break Out Discussion
  8. Closing Summary/Action Review