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Iowa Recovery Summit: moving forward from the 2008 disaster


In 2008, Iowa's record flooding and severe weather, including an EF5 tornado, combined to create a disaster that stands as the ninth-largest Public Assistance event in U.S. history. Iowa communities worked hand in hand with state and federal government agencies and officials to first respond to, and then recover from, the widespread devastation.


Join us as we remember this historic disaster and showcase the accomplishments of our cities, counties, school districts, state agencies, and federal partners in implementing leading-edge recovery strategies and mitigation practices aimed at making Iowa more resilient to disasters. From tornado safe rooms in schools and public facilities, to structural and non-structural flood mitigation projects, to new approaches to watershed management and disaster resilience, this summit will provide a unique opportunity to learn from our past and look to the future.


May 16-17, 2017

249 Iowa Memorial Union, University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa


May 16

9 a.m.- 4 p.m. (registration 8-9 a.m.)

Agenda (subject to change)


May 17

8 am. - 5 p.m.

Agenda (subject to change)



  • Attendee $100

  • Vendor booth, one day $200

  • Vendor booth, two days $300

Registration form

Payment form and instructions


Annual Iowa Homeland Security Conference

The 14th Annual Iowa Homeland Security Conference is scheduled for Oct. 16-17, 2017, at the FFA Enrichment Center on the Ankeny DMACC Campus.


More information and registration will be available soon.


If you have any questions, please contact Cristie Duric or Beth Lewis at 515.725.3231 or