Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Staying on the Ready: Strategies for Communities Welcoming Evacuees

Date: Thursday, July 20 
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm ET

A storm is a brewing and communities in nearby jurisdictions are being evacuated. Being along the evacuation route often means the relocation of evacuees to your community. Depending on the damages faced by the evacuated communities, your community and local businesses can be responsible for providing support services to these evacuees for an undefined period of time. Join us in July to learn strategies on how to best support evacuees while addressing the needs of the community’s citizens.

Attend this webinar to learn:

• The ways a community can support evacuees
• Strategies to balance the needs of the business community with those of the evacuees
• Integrate long-term evacuees into the community



Spencer Hawkins
Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency

Spencer Hawkins has spent 18 years as a professional emergency manager working in all levels of government, and the private sector. In December of 2015, he was appointed as Director of Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency. Prior to Macon-Bibb, he was Vice President of Crisis Management for PNC Bank. Spencer spent four and half years working in Washington, DC for the Army and Navy developing emergency management policies. He spent 10 years in central Florida with Orange County Emergency Management, Florida Department of Health Emergency Operations, and City of Orlando Emergency Management. Throughout his career, Spencer has served with the Department of Health and Human Services National Disaster Medical System.

Spencer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and a Master’s in Criminal Justice, both from the University of Central Florida. He is a Certified Emergency Manager with the International Association of Emergency Managers and the State of Georgia, and a Master Exercise Practitioner with FEMA.