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Christopher Godley, CEM
California - San Francisco Bay Area
"Effective Emergency Management"
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  • Utah20E20Mgt20Conference-Sonoma20County20Wildfires20May20201920FINAL-13-1600903735
    8 MB
  • State
  • City
    San Francisco Bay Area
  • Zipcode
  • Job Title
    Director of Emergency Management
  • Company
    County of Sonoma
  • Associations
    International Association of Emergency Managers, California Emergency Services Association, US Army Engineer Association
  • How Far Are You Willing to Travel?
  • Disaster Services Government
    Local Government Emergency Management Program Development and Leadership
    Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Assessment and Operations
  • Incident Command System & Incident Management
    ICS 100-400
    California's Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS)
    Cyber Incident Exercises
  • Other
    The 2017, 2019, and 2020 Sonoma County Wildfires: Moving Forward
    The New Face of Emergency Management: Threats, Organizations, and Resources
    Catastrophic Wildland Fire Response
    Cyber Incident Consequence Management
    Developing a Comprehensive Community Alert & Warning Programs
  • Phases: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, Recovery
    Mastering the Transition from Response into Recovery
    Five Trends that will affect Local Emergency Management Programs
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  • Website
  • Summary
    Mr. Christopher Godley, CEM was appointed as the Director of Emergency Management for Sonoma County in December 2018. His current mission is to develop the County’s newly created Department of Emergency Management following the devastating 2017 Wine Country Firestorms. He has served as a local government emergency manager in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20 years, working for Sonoma County, Marin County and finally as the Director of Emergency Services for the City of San Jose.
    Chris spent five years a senior consultant for the large multinational consulting firm, Tetra Tech, where he directed their Cyber Incident Consequence Management team as well leading planning, training and exercise projects nationwide.
    Chris is a UCLA grad and holds a Master of Science degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach. He is a 20-year veteran of the Army Reserve and National Guard.
  • Highlights
    Mr. Godley has served as Director of Emergency Management, Emergency Operations Center Director, Incident Commander, and Project Manager in response to 17 presidential, 21 state, and 30 local disasters. He obtained his Certified Emergency Manager designation in 1999. Mr. Godley is a graduate of UCLA and obtained his master’s degree from California State University, Long Beach in Emergency Services Administration with a focus area of climate change preparedness.
    As a 20-year veteran of the California National Guard and Army Reserve, Major Godley served as Military Field Commander and Liaison Officer in wildfire, winter storm and flood events. He also led a NATO Military Professional Exchange mission in the Ukraine to develop enhanced flood disaster response coordination.
    Mr. Godley has served as instructor for a variety of state and federal courses. His areas of expertise include cyber incident consequence management, emergency recovery planning, development of emergency management programs, oil spill response, Emergency Operations Center systems design, and climate change preparedness.
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  • Session Types
    • Breakout Session
    • Panel
  • Cancellation Policy
    Informal: Full refund and flexibility
  • Price Range
    $0 To $200
  • Experience
    25 Year(s)
    Events Last Year 0
  • Languages
Event TitleEvent DateLocation
California Emergency Services Association Annual ConferenceOctober 10, 2018Palm Desert, CA
International Association of Emergency Managers Annual ConferenceSeptember 18, 2014San Antonio, TX
Utah State Emergency Management ConferenceMay 22, 2019Provo, UT
California State Association of Counties Resilience WorkshopOctober 19, 2019Santa Rosa, CA
San Francisco Urban Area Security Initiative Mass Notification SeminarMay 01, 2019San Francisco, CA
Partners in Emergency Preparedness ConferenceApril 19, 2018Spokane, WA
California General Services Association ConferenceApril 19, 2019San Diego, CA
National Homeland Security ConferenceJuly 11, 2018New York, NY
National Emergency Management AssociationJune 06, 2018Webinar

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