In-Person Meetings

In-person meetings are a chance for us to share what we’ve accomplished at our schools, discuss challenges, and plan district- or state-wide education and advocacy projects. We welcome anyone interested in school preparedness to participate.

About our Meetings

Choose how to participate.

We meet monthly, alternating between two topics. We have Work Group meetings and Advocacy Group meetings. Attend either or both!

  • Work Group Goals: Learn from each others’ experience doing seismic safety work at schools. Add to our body of knowledge. Collaborate on projects that will benefit multiple schools.
  • Advocacy Group Goals: Expand outreach to underrepresented schools. Continue to engage with media to advance our cause. Advocate for systemic change through PPS, MESD, NWESD, State of Oregon, etc.

Before coming to a meeting...

We are eager to welcome you to our group. Since we don't meet often and there are so many things to discuss, we've found it's helpful for newcomers to read our Lessons Learned document before attending a meeting. This helps provide some context so you can jump in with your questions and share your experience with us.

Get on the agenda!

Contact us at parents4preparedness@gmail.com if you have something to add to our meeting agenda.

2019-2020 Schedule

Meetings will be held on the 3rd Sunday of every month from 7-8:30pm at the Historic Kenton Firehouse (8105 N Brandon Ave). We;re working on finding a video conferencing option for those who can’t attend in person. Stay tuned.

Sept 15 | Kick-Off Meeting

  • Facilitators: Laura Hall & Lydia Ledgerwood-Eberlein
  • Agenda: 1) Discuss meeting structure, goals for the year, 2) Work Group updates, questions, etc. 3) Advocacy Group updates, questions, etc.

Oct 20 | Advocacy Group

  • Facilitator: Laura Hall
  • Agenda: PPS school board testimony.

Nov 17 | Work Group

  • Facilitator: Lydia Ledgerwood-Eberlein
  • Agenda: Getting seismic safety off the ground at your school.

Dec 15 | Advocacy Group

  • Facilitator: Laura Hall
  • Agenda: TBD

Jan 19 | Work Group

  • Facilitator: Lydia Ledgerwood-Eberlein
  • Agenda: TBD

Feb 16 | Advocacy Group

  • Facilitator: Laura Hall
  • Agenda: TBD

Mar 15 | Work Group

  • Facilitator: Lydia Ledgerwood-Eberlein
  • Agenda: TBD

Apr 19 | Advocacy Group

  • Facilitator: Laura Hall
  • Agenda: TBD

May 17 | Work Group

  • Facilitator: Lydia Ledgerwood-Eberlein
  • Agenda: TBD