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Community Resilience Panel Meeting

Photo of damage to a road caused by a 2007 flood in Minnesota

Damage to a road caused by a 2007 flood in Minnesota

Credit: FEMA/Patsy Lynch

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks members for a new Community Resilience Panel, part of the institute's effort to reduce the heavy toll that natural, technological and human-caused hazards inflict on U.S. communities.

On November 9, NIST will convene the first meeting of the panel.

Key objectives for the panel include:

  • connecting and engaging community and infrastructure systems stakeholders at all levels to identify policy and standards-related gaps and barriers and to propose innovative solutions to improve community resilience, and
  • developing and maintaining a central repository for guidance documents, tools and reference materials to support community resilience planning and implementation.

The panel's launch is part of NIST's multifaceted community resilience program, which recognizes that social and economic needs and functions should drive performance goals set for buildings and physical infrastructure systems. Planning and implementing prioritized measures to improve the performance of the built environment can strengthen resilience, especially by improving a community's ability to quickly restore vital services.

For more information on the Community Resilience Panel, and to access a membership form, go to:



Agenda (updated 11/4)

9:00am - 5:00pm ET

Holiday Inn
2 Montgomery Village Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD20879
Room Block: Community Resilience Panel
Includes Shuttle to NIST
Book by October 25, 2015


Hilton Gaithersburg
620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Room Block: NIST/Community Resilience
Include Shuttle to NIST
Book by November 1, 2015             

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well.

*New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver's license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. Click here for a list of alternative identification and further details>>

Created September 9, 2015, Updated April 3, 2018