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PREP, for Personal Resilience and Emergency Preparedness, is a new preparedness program and website to be launched soon. PREP, which you can preview at, is a collaborative effort involving a community group (the PREP Steering Committee), Multnomah County, the City of Portland, and potentially other partners. PREP is based upon Seattle’s SNAP program – Seattle Neighbors Actively Prepare – and Map Your Neighborhood.

The purpose of this event is to explain and demonstrate the PREP program, and to learn from JoAnn Jordan of Seattle Emergency Management, who developed SNAP and has overseen the program since its beginning in 2005. JoAnn will describe various approaches they have used to promote and implement SNAP. Following her presentation, your input will be solicited as to how PREP can be most effectively utilized and implemented in our area beyond our pilot in the Southeast Uplift neighborhoods.  

Directions to campus and maps are here.

8:00-9:00  Registration and continental breakfast provided by University of Portland

Welcome: Patty Rueter for Portland Bureau of Emergency Management and Jeff Rook for University of Portland

PREP: The concept and the models – SNAP (Seattle Neighbors Actively Prepare) and Map Your Neighborhood: Liz Bryant, PREP Steering Committee

JoAnn Jordan, Seattle Office of Emergency Management: 

  • How SNAP developed and how it relates to other preparedness efforts
  • SNAP classes and other promotion avenues used
  • Related trainings offered

Lunch (provided by University of Portland)

JoAnn Jordan resumes

  • New developments: Hubs, CERT, training volunteers to present SNAP
  • Lessons learned, future plans, avenues for cooperation