Roadmap to Recovery: Disaster Relief, Compliance Requirements & Resiliency Planning for Communities


After a disaster strikes and post recovery starts communities need to understand the immediate and long-term actions that will be required. Communities that are prepositioned with a strategy and methodology will be proactive in their response leading to a successful recovery. This workshop will discuss funding types, regulatory requirements, compliance best practices and resiliency planning to position your community to take advantage of all the available opportunities.

This course is co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Disaster Recovery
•   Federal Procurement Guidelines
•   Resiliency

Date / Time: April 20, 2018

•   10:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern
•   9:00 am – 11:00 am Central
•   8:00 am – 10:00 am Mountain
•   7:00 am – 9:00 am Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Mary Beth Coburn, Esq., a partner in the San Diego office of Best Best & Krieger LLP, is also a California licensed professional civil engineer with more than a decade of experience in design and construction of public facilities. She held positions with Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and several consulting engineering firms.

For the last twenty years, Mary Beth’s primary practice has focused on public works and infrastructure construction law, including construction contracting and construction claims resolution. Her unique combination of “hands on” engineering experience and construction law provide clients with efficient, practical and comprehensive legal services. Mary Beth understands what it takes to get a project built and what delays and claims can do to that process.

Mary Beth is adept at assisting public agencies and private owners with all aspects of the construction process, including construction document preparation, bid protests, subcontractor substitution and default, contractors’ claims, stop notices, and project close out.

Mary Beth routinely works with municipalities, special districts and school districts on all issues related to construction of public facilities, from master planning through claims resolution. She often assists clients with latent construction defects long after construction projects have been closed out and warranty periods have lapsed.

Mary Beth successfully terminated contractors for failure to perform and routinely works with sureties on various payment and performance bond issues, including surety takeover of projects in default. She also has experience in false claim actions against contractors for inflating or falsely submitting extra work claims.

Mary Beth is frequently called upon to provide public works training sessions to assist firm clients in proper procurement practices, claims avoidance and dispute resolution.

Mary Beth is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers. She is admitted to practice in the State of California.

University of San Diego School of Law, J.D.
Michigan Technological University, B.S., civil engineering

Catherine J. Ures, Director of Consulting at Nan McKay & Associates, has the unique qualifications of having worked in a management capacity in both the public and private sectors. Catherine’s public service encompasses over eleven years in municipal government, in both the housing and redevelopment fields. In her tenure with the City of Palm Desert, Palm Desert Redevelopment Agency and Palm Desert Housing Authority, she managed the full lifecycle project development of multiple five-year strategic plans, housing elements, and several other assessments for planning purposes

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Date originally recorded: April 20, 2018

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Section I. Tapping into all available disaster recovery and mitigation funds

Section II. Positioning your community to have a competitive advantage for CDBG-DR funds

Section III. Options if you are not an Entitlement Community

Section IV. Federal Procurement Guidelines

Section V. Statutory and regulatory requirements

Section VI. Best practices to ensure compliance and prevent “clawbacks”

Section VII. Recent changes in funding streams

Section VIII. New resiliency requirements for DR allotments