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WSSPC's mission is to develop seismic policies and share information to promote programs intended to reduce earthquake-related losses.
Fall 2013 eNewsletter Released
ShakeOut, EERI-endorsed schools policy recommendation, Earthquake Early Warning news, and more.
Get Ready to ShakeOut
The WSSPC states, territories, and provinces are Earthquake Country! Practice your "Drop, Cover and Hold On" ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on October 17, 2013 at 10:17 am with the rest of the nation. Register here.
WSSPC Awards - Call for 2014 Awards Nominations
The nominations period is now open to nominate a deserving person or project, product or program that addresses earthquake risk reduction. Nominations will be open until December 31, 2013. Click on the link above for nomination forms and entry information.
2014 Draft Policy Recommendations Available for Review
The Draft Policy Recommendations that will be voted on in 2014 are available here.
2013 Policy Recommendations Approved
Eight policy recommendations were approved by WSSPC members May 3, 2013.
WSSPC Members Vote in 3 Board Members for 2013-2015 Terms
John Parrish (GS-CA), Mark Ghilarducci (EM-CA), and Peter McDonough (At Large-UT) were voted unanimously to continue on the WSSPC Board. All three terms begin December 1, 2013 for 2 years. A current list of Board members is found here.
2013 WSSPC Lifetime Achievement Award
The Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC) is pleased to announce that Charles R. "Chuck" Real was awarded the 2013 WSSPC Lifetime Achievement Award in Earthquake Risk Reduction. WSSPC created the award to recognize outstanding leaders in earthquake risk reduction. This person will have demonstrated throughout his or her career an extraordinary commitment, level of service, and contribution to the application of earthquake risk reduction to public policy.
Chuck Real's Background Information
Chuck Real's Press Release
2013 Awards in Excellence Winners Announced
Oregon Emergency Management was named the winner of the Overall WSSPC Award in Excellence in 2013 for the Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program. Four other winnners were also named.
Awards in Excellence Winners
Awards in Excellence Press Release
The 2012 WSSPC Annual Report is available for download as a pdf.
2012 Members' Agency Earthquake Program Reports
WSSPC Members' Agency Reports are available here.
DATES & DEADLINES...
October 31, 2013
State Agency Reports Due in WSSPC office.
November 20, 2013
WSSPC Board meeting, Sacramento, California.
December 31, 2013
2014 Awards in Excellence Nominations Closes.
January 15, 2014
Submission Deadline for Winter 2014 e-newsletter.
January 31, 2014
Awards in Excellence Winners Announced.
April 15, 2014
Submission Deadline for Spring 2014 e-newsletter.
July 1, 2014
Submission Deadline for Summer 2014 e-newsletter.
July 21, 2014
WSSPC Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, Anchorage, Alaska