* Effective implementation of educational website for promotion of education and preparedness, http://wigglewatchers.org/
* Initiation and completion of a week- long earthquake camp for middle school girls to encourage preparedness and science concepts.
* Impetus and mentor for 7 neighborhoods to install neighborhood disaster supply caches
Excerpt from 2016 OEMA Nomination Form:
“Kay Wyatt is a dedicated, generous, intelligent volunteer with far reaching impacts. With the time she invests and the impact she makes, it is easy to think that she has a job as a full-time emergency management professional. In actuality, she is a full-time “volunteer” emergency management professional. We need more Kay Wyatts!”
The 2016 OEMA conference was held here in Lincoln County at the Salishan Spa and Resort, October 4 — 6th, 2016. Over 200 emergency management professionals, volunteers, elected officials and state representatives from across Oregon attended the conference.
Lincoln County partners and volunteers had a strong representation at this year’s conference:
* Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, presentation of Colors
* Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians Tribal Vice-Chairman, Bud Lane, provided welcome blessing
* Lincoln County Sheriff Curtis Landers, welcomed attendees
* 3 Lincoln County volunteers (2 Sheriff’s Office/1 NLFR CERT) provided over 32 hours of volunteer time
* Lincoln County Auxiliary Communications Chief, Daron Wilson and Lincoln County Emergency Manager, Jenny Demaris both provided presentations
* Kerry deLisser-Shanks and Jenny Demaris, County Emergency Management were on the Conference Planning Team
* 8 individuals from Lincoln County public safety agencies attended the conference
One of the valued takeaways from this year’s conference was the presentation by Lt. General Russel L. HonorÃ© (Ret.), Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina and Global Preparedness Authority. General Honore’ provided a motivating speech — Resilient Leadership: Prepare Today to Prevail Tomorrow, that gave insight to leadership needs before and after a catastrophic event such as Katrina or Cascadia.