Cal OES Convenes Local Leaders Focused on Community Resilience During 2022 Hazard Mitigation Conference


SACRAMENTO – With climate-driven disasters becoming more frequent and more destructive, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is convening leading emergency management experts from across the state at a two-day summit designed to educate, support, and strategize solutions to build more resilient California communities.

“We are proud of the work being done to ensure the state helps communities prepare before the next emergency,” said Mark Ghilarducci, Cal OES Director. “This summit serves as a launching pad for innovation at a time when disasters are impacting more Californians, especially those living in the areas of the state most susceptible to natural disasters.”

From exploring how natural hazards like wildfire, earthquake, drought, extreme weather, and flooding have transformed our state, to discussing ways to advance equity through mitigation, the 2022 California Mitigation Summit will address ways in which communities can protect people and property from future disasters.

This year alone, in addition to earthquakes, wildfires, flooding, and debris flows, California endured one of its longest and most intense September heatwaves, smashing temperature records up and down the state.

The 2022 California Mitigation Summit is free and open to the public and provides an opportunity to learn more about Cal OES’ dynamic programs specifically geared towards building community resilience among vulnerable populations. These programs include:

When & Where: November 16-17, 2022 at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, 401 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814.

What: The 2022 California Mitigation Summit will provide attendees with an opportunity to:

  • Gain meaningful insights from local, state, and tribal hazard mitigation experts
  • Develop a better understanding of mitigation strategies, best practices, and past successes
  • Obtain information related to funding and grant opportunities available for hazard mitigation projects and planning efforts

Agenda: A schedule of events can be found here. The agenda will include multiple panel sessions and breakout discussions on climate adaptation, mitigation planning, natural disasters, interagency coordination, and much more!

Registration is required for all attendees. Currently, all spots are reserved. Join the waitlist for the 2022 California Mitigation Summit here.

 For more information or to schedule onsite interviews during the event, media outlets must coordinate through the Cal OES Office of Public Information: