December 2014 Holiday and Awards Party

Join your Chapter colleagues as we celebrate the holiday season and toast to the successful end of 2014! The EERI Northern California Chapter Awards for “Innovation and Exemplary Practice in Earthquake Risk Reduction” will be presented at 6:30 pm. The 2014 winners are Marjorie Greene, EERI Special Projects Manager, and San Francisco’s Private Schools Working Group.

Date: Wednesday, December 10th
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (awards ceremony at 6:30pm)
Venue & Directions: ARUP, 560 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105. Please check in at the lobby with an EERI volunteer when you arrive. (Map)
RSVP: chapterinfo@eerinc.org

Marjorie Greene is retiring from EERI after an exemplary thirty-year career of natural hazard mitigation work in which she has focused on developing earthquake hazard mitigation, preparedness, and learning-from-earthquake programs in the U.S. and abroad. She has been an inspiration and model to fellow professionals and young people in the earthquake hazard field, displaying a soft-spoken, determined, analytical and product-oriented approach to her work.

San Francisco Private Schools Working Group, comprised of a volunteer group of over 30 citizens, parents, architects and engineers, school administrators and other participants, met for over two years to consider seismic safety concerns regarding private schools. Their work resulted in legislation enacted in Fall 2014 to require that seismic performance evaluations of private schools in San Francisco be performed and submitted to the City over the next 3 years. This is California’s first program requiring seismic evaluation of existing private schools. The Working Group was chaired by Laura Dwelley-Samant.

Please bring your friends and colleagues to celebrate the achievements of these outstanding EERI members and a year’s worth of exiting Chapter activities! Non-members can attend guilt-free — we welcome all earthquake professionals to our party!!! There will be plenty of appetizers and drinks for all to enjoy.

Please RSVP by Monday December 8th to expedite your entry through building security, but don’t hesitate to bring along a suddenly inspired co-worker at the last minute!

EERI Northern California Chapter | c/o EERI National | 499 14th Street Suite 320 | Oakland, CA 94612-1934 USA | chapterinfo@eerinc.org