Los Alamos County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson. Photo by Oliver Morris
This month’s meeting of the Military Order of the World Wars is Tuesday, Sept. 18. September is National Emergency Management Month and the speaker is Los Alamos County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson. She will discuss Emergency Preparedness in Los Alamos County.
Los Alamos County is surrounded by Urban Interface, National Park Service, LANL, Pueblos and National Forest. It is sometime hard to tell where one jurisdiction begins or ends. Simpson explains that as emergency manager for Los Alamos County, coordination with these entities including local business, residents, local, state and federal agencies is essential to effectively and efficiently mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism or other manmade disasters. The goal being to reduce the risk to all hazards in Los Alamos County.
The meeting is in the 2nd floor conference room at the Los Alamos Research Park. The Los Alamos Research Park is west of the South Mesa Fire Station. Parking is available east of the fire station (accessible from the southbound lane of the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge) or east of the Research Park building (access is through the LANL control stations to West Jemez Road.) Entrance to the Research Park main conference room is from the ground level elevator on the east side of the building to the 2nd level.
The meeting will begin with a social period at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. The presentation begins at about 7:15 p.m. The Military Order of the World Wars dinner meetings are open to interested citizens for the dinner and program with RSVP, or the program only at no cost.
The Hot Rocks Java Cafe staff caters the dinner, which this month is enchiladas and appropriate side dishes. The cost of the dinner is $25 per person. Please note that a dinner reservation made is a commitment to the chapter to pay for the reserved dinner(s). RSVP (yes or no) for the dinner is needed by Sunday, Sept. 16.
“An Act of Congress” chartered the Military Order of the World Wars in 1919 as a national patriotic organization. The principal objectives of the MOWW are continuing service to the Nation, and patriotic educational opportunity for the nation’s youth and citizens. Current youth programs are focused upon annual Youth Leadership Conferences for high school students presented in New Mexico by its related Sunbelt Patriotic Youth Leadership Conferences, Inc.Current, former and retired federally commissioned officers of all branches of the United States Uniformed Services are eligible for membership in the MOWW and are especially invited to attend our meetings.