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Invitation for the SCEC Community: ECA 20th Anniversary Event (Zoom)

Date: 08/24/2023

Dear SCEC Community,

In Summer 2003, SCEC's Communication, Education, and Outreach program convened a meeting at USC with key government, academic, business, and non-profit partners to launch the Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA). Our initial goal was to coordinate activities for the 10th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake. Since then, SCEC-led ECA initiatives have included: creating and leading annual Great California ShakeOut Drills; connecting ECA statewide in partnership with groups in the Bay Area and North Coast; creating multi-lingual documents with inclusive safety guidance; organizing many workshops, webinars, and trainings each year; developing resources for utilizing earthquake scenario information; and much more.  

To commemorate ECA's 20th Anniversary, you are invited to join SCEC and ECA leaders, members, and invited guests as we recognize our accomplishments, acknowledge key leaders and partner organizations, and share exciting plans for the years ahead!

August 30, 2023
10 am – 12:00 pm

Location:  Online (Zoom)


Featured Guests and Presenters

  • Yehuda Ben-Zion (Southern California Earthquake Center, USC) 
  • Mark Benthien (SCEC/ECA, USC)
  • Lucy Jones (Dr. Lucy Jones Center) 
  • Vance Taylor (California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services)
  • Larry Collins (California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services)
  • Glenn Pomeroy (California Earthquake Authority)
  • Brian Olson (California Geological Survey)
  • Anne Wein (United States Geological Survey)
  • Anne Rosinski (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
  • Carol Parks (City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department)
  • Margaret Vinci (Caltech Office of Earthquake Programs)
  • Daniel Homsey (City and County of San Francisco)
  • Bunni Benaron (Rocket Rules) and special “live” visit from Rocket!
  • Carla Sullivan-Dilley (Coachella Valley Disaster Preparedness Network)
  • Selected recipients of 2023 ECA Mini Awards
  • And others to be added soon!


  • Celebrate ECA accomplishments over the last two decades
  • Acknowledge partners and their contributions
  • Highlight SCEC's role in creating and administering ECA
  • Share updated resources and strategies for ShakeOut 2023
  • Invite participation in ECA leadership groups
  • Learn about activities of 2023 ECA Mini Award recipients
  • Announce the Northridge 30th Anniversary Educational Campaign


We hope you can join us!

SCEC Communication, Education, and Outreach




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