Denver Direct: March 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Denver Hires Emergency Manager to Manage Emergencies (Extraordinary Event – DNC)

Quoted from the “award-winning community newspaper, The Cherry Creek News and Central Denver Dispatch, which reaches 30,000 readers direct by mail every month in the heart of Denver, including Cherry Creek, Country Club, Bonnie Brae, Hilltop and Lowry!

Denver Retains Emergency Manager to Direct DNC Planning for City’s Emergency Management

Written by Cobb, Sue – Mayor’s Office
Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Mayor John Hickenlooper today announced the hiring of internationally renowned emergency management veteran Ellis M. Stanley, Sr., as Director of Democratic National Convention Planning for the City’s Office of Emergency Management.

Stanley will oversee completion of the City’s overall integrated emergency management and business continuity plans in time for the August 25-28 Democratic National Convention, and will coordinate related training efforts among City departments. He also will lead the City’s coordination and collaboration with federal and state agencies it relates to consequence management and work closely with the Denver Police Department on safety planning for the convention.

Stanley is on loan to the City from his position as Director of Western Emergency Management Services for Dewberry LLC, a national planning, design and management services firm. He will remain with the City under contract through August.

“Ellis Stanley is one of the foremost emergency planners in the world,” Hickenlooper said. “We are incredibly fortunate to have him on our Democratic National Convention planning team. His experience with myriad significant events – including three national political conventions, the 2006 Olympic Games in Atlanta and the 1994 papal visit and World Youth Conference here in Denver – will serve us extremely well.”

Hey, sounds like the right guy for the job. But wait, here is a slide from his PowerPoint presentation back in ’06 when he was General Manager, Emergency Preparedness Department, City of Los Angeles.

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Now I’m not so sure.