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2 PNWER Profile

3 House Republican Caucus House Democrat Caucus Senate Republican Caucus Senate Democrat Caucus 1 Executive Committee Member Each State Government (It is customary for the government to work with the opposition in the selection of delegates) Private Sector Council 4 MLAs 1 Executive Committee Member 1 Executive Committee Member from each state/province Executive Committee 8 Legislators 8 Private Sector Members Governors/Premiers (or designee) PNWER Executive Director Each Province 4 Board Members PNWER Organization House Republican Caucus House Democrat Caucus Senate Republican Caucus Senate Democrat Caucus Government (It is customary for the government to work with the opposition in the selection of delegates)

4 Private Sector Partners

5 Other PNWER Partners Border Policy Research Institute University of Lethbridge Hudson Institute Business Council of BC Canadian American Business Council Woodrow Wilson Center Carleton University AK, WA, OR, ID, MT, BC, AB, SK Emergency Management BC Innovation Council Idaho National Lab Cascadia – Discovery Institute Canadian American Border Trade Alliance Association of WA Businesses US Dept. of Energy Asia Pacific Foundation Border Policy Research Institute Argonne National Lab Pacific Northwest National Lab Energy Council US Dept. of Homeland Security Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC APEGG BC & Alberta Western Economic Diversification Canada Human Resources Social Development Canada Center for Canadian Studies Institute of Health Economics US/Canadian Consulate General National Conf. of State Legislatures Idaho Farm Bureau United Way University of WA

6 Agriculture Trade Transportation Tourism High-Tech Sustainable Development Disaster Resilience Invasive Species Health Care Forestry Environment Energy Border Issues Workforce Development

7 Industry Co-Chair, and Government Co-Chair Issues driven by Work Groups – some initiated by private sector, some by public Detailed vetting process to develop work plan for Working Group Action Plan decentralized by Working Group leadership

8 Bi-National Energy Planning Initially funded by US Dept of Energy Led by PNWER Legislative Energy Chair Task Force Working regionally to develop solutions to future energy demand and transmission congestion Integrated Resource Planning for the Bi-National PNWER Region Legislative Energy Institute – Training for Legislators

9 Competitiveness and Border Security Global markets demand that US/Canada border be much smarter and more efficient PNWER has programs to develop stakeholder designed pilots for common sense solutions to business and trade impediments

10 Enhanced Drivers License o PROJECT EXAMPLE: Washington State and DHS developed an enhanced driver’s license for use as personal identification for border crossings.

11 HOW DISASTERS SEE US

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13 SAMPLE PROJECTS Activities/projects are grant funded social media systemwww.firsttosee.org Regional Maritime Recovery Exercises City of Seattle and Snohomish County Recovery planning Cybersecurity planning and exercises Assisting with the marketing of FirstNet in Washington State Regional maritime cybersecurity resilience planning

14 OUR 21 ST CENTURY SITUATION Each organization focused on their individual mission and territory. A very efficient system of systems that functions well on a day-to-day basis, but is increasingly vulnerable to disruptions due to a host of natural and technological hazards that create vulnerabilities. We are becoming less resilient!!

15 YOUR WORLD VIEW Me, my, I They We

16 THE FORMULA TO FIX THE SITUATION Establish relationships Share information Collaborate Plan together Build trust

17 ESTABLISH RELATIONSHIPS Between people Between organizations Public, private, nonprofit, media o Find the areas of common interest Cyber, health, etc. Transportation and other infrastructures Joint conferences, Build corridors, not walls

18 SHARE INFORMATION It all starts here What do you know that you can share? Who else might need to have this information? First a network of peers Then a network outside of the norm Outside of your state or province What you give is what you get

19 COLLABORATE Inform Coordinate Partner Collaborate Collaborate with the enemy!

20 PLAN Planning is critical to developing relationships Response, recovery, special hazard: e.g. cyber Cyclical Eliminate the “Silos of Excellence”

21 TRUST This is the ultimate goal With trust comes a whole host of possibilities

22 CHALLENGES TODAY Federal funds are drying up A significant turnover in people Emergency manager’s curse Operating in a low trust environment Lack of appreciation for the “soft skills” and time it takes to do this work Bosses don’t always understand Someone must stand up and lead!

23 CONTACT Eric Holdeman Director, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR)


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