Teresa Trueman Madriaga and Alan Yue

Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste!  Conjuring Up Urban Forestry Budget and Support Through Collaboration with Emergency Managers, Teresa Trueman-Madriaga and Alan E. Yue, PMP, PMI-ACP, CISSP, CBCP

Wednesday May 4th, 3:00pm, Urban Forestry/Risk Breakout (Main Street USA)

You know the value of the urban forest. You can back the case with scientific facts. You know what is at stake without budget and support to realize the value proposition. But how do you convince policy makers to invest? The Urban Forestry Incident Command Engagement Model, is a three-step partnership model to help secure budget and support, by allying with Emergency Management professionals, and positioning your Urban Forestry Program as fundamental to public safety.

Teresa Trueman-MadriagaTeresa Trueman-Madriaga is Executive Director, Smart Trees Pacific; President, Trueman-Madriaga and Associates; and Program Manager, State of Hawaii Urban and Community Forestry Program. Teresa has over 20 years of  experience in urban forestry, and is author of the Urban Forestry Emergency Operations Planning Guide. Teresa is also trained in Emergency Management, Business Continuity. Teresa has written emergency management concept papers related to urban forestry, has extensive project management skills gleaned from large scale, U.S. Federally funded projects.

Alan YueAlan E. Yue is CEO of a nonprofit organization with a focus on nonprofit capacity building, with over 29 years of professional experience in governance, management, and consulting. Alan’s work since 2011 has evolved to address Community and National Resilience through Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. Alan has served as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of California at Berkeley, and is a professional instructor on Project Management, Governance, Business Continuity, Emergency Management, and Regulatory Compliance topics.