The KUPMC Blog

Resources to support the work of public sector professionals

Join Us on April 12th for “The Impact of a Catastrophic Disaster on Government Operations: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina”

On Monday, April 12, join us at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park for a presentation by Steve Adukaitis, Retired, Director of Management Operations, FEMA Philadelphia Regional Office.

The fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of the City of New Orleans is approaching. Mr. Adukaitis was assigned to the City in the weeks following landfall and spent the following 8 months assisting local officials in their initial re-entry and recovery efforts. He will review his personal experiences and offer some lessons learned based on his work with the City of New Orleans and surrounding parishes. His observations are applicable to government and community officials at all levels who will be called upon to respond to a “big one” in the Kansas City area.

The presentation is scheduled for 4:30pm in room 155 Regnier Hall. The Edwards Campus is located at 127th and Quivira in Overland Park.

Comments are closed.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.