Critical Incident Considerations for Appointed and Elected Officials

An Important One-Day Event

Thursday, August 22, 2019

8 a.m.5 p.m.|Rosen Centre Hotel| Orlando, FL

Cost: $99

This one-day event will offer firsthand debriefs by several distinguished individuals who helped guide their communities through the aftermaths of some of the most horrific acts of mass violence in recent history. Debriefs will include the San Bernardino terrorist incident, the Aurora theater attack, and the Pulse nightclub event, among others.

This event is intended for county executives, mayors, city and village managers, township supervisors, city council members, boards of supervisors, law enforcement executives, fire service executives, school administrators, risk managers and attorneys.

Lessons Learned & Topics Covered

  • How to foster community-wide emergency preparedness
  • What tactics, training, and equipment public safety agencies require to respond more efficiently
  • How to best support incident commanders during all operational phases
  • What resources state and federal governments bring to the table
  • Practical and realistic approaches to family reunification
  • The importance of immediate and ongoing social, TV and print media relations on a local, national and international level
  • Supporting the survivors and community throughout the vigils, protests, visiting dignitaries, funerals and anniversaries that follow
  • How to achieve recovery and resilience among your employees and constituents
  • Risk management issues
  • Political implications
  • Conducting and learning from internal and external after action reviews


Jarrod Burguan, Police Chief
San Bernardino (CA) Police Department

Chief Jarrod Burguan has been with the San Bernardino Police Department for 27 years and has served as the city’s police chief for the past five. As chief, he has personally been involved in two high profile active assailant incidents that garnered international attention. They include the December 2, 2015 terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino and the 2017 shooting at Northpark Elementary School.

Chief Burguan holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business and management from the University of Redlands. He is also a graduate of The California Command College, Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar program in Quantico, Virginia and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police held at Boston University.

George “Skip” Noe, Vice President of Administrative Service
Community College of Aurora (CO)

George “Skip” Noe was appointed Vice President of Administrative Services for the Community College of Aurora on November 1, 2017. As such, he’s responsible for college facilities, information technology, security, fiscal operations, and the budget. After completing his bachelor of arts degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio (Texas) and a brief stint as a high school social studies teacher, he began his public service career as an administrative assistant within the City Council Office in San Antonio. Over a period of 42 years, he would hold management positions with the cities of San Antonio, Kingsville, Fort Collins (Colorado), College Station, and Corpus Christi, including the city manager’s position in Kingsville, College Station, and Corpus Christi.

Skip served as City Manager of the City of Aurora from 2010-2017, where he was responsible for overseeing the city’s $703 million budget and its 2,979 full-time employees under the city council’s direction. He was City Manager at the time of the tragic Century 16 Theatre mass shooting on July 20, 2012 and received recognition for his handling of the incident as well as the long-term community response. During his career, he has been involved in a number of significant programs, including budget management, economic development, emergency response, performance measurement, application of information technology, development and implementation of significant capital improvements, and public-private joint ventures.