CONTACT: DEBRA VENZKE
UI COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Release: Nov. 12, 2001
Gordon to lecture Nov. 14 on 'Preparedness and Homeland Security in Iowa'
CITY, Iowa -- Ellen Gordon, administrator of the Iowa Emergency Management
Division and Homeland Security Advisor for Iowa, will speak on "Preparedness
and Homeland Security in Iowa" as part of the University of Iowa College
of Public Health Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Seminar Series. The lecture
will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.14 in Medical Alumni Auditorium
(E-331 General Hospital) at UI Hospitals and Clinics.
The lecture, sponsored by the Iowa Center for Public Health Preparedness,
the Center for Public Health Practice and the Iowa Association of Local Public
Health Agencies, is free and open to the public.
Gordon has held the post of administrator of the Iowa Emergency Management
Division since 1986. She is a recipient of the U.S. Army Commanders Award
for Public Service and the U.S. Army Civilian Award for Humanitarian Service
for her meritorious performance during the floods of 1993. She is a member
of the advisory panel to assess domestic response capabilities for terrorism
and serves as a member of the Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness,
a standing task force of leading practitioners and academic specialists concerned
with terrorism and emergency management. The task force is sponsored by the
John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the U.S. Department
As Iowa's Homeland Security Advisor, Gordon serves as Iowa's liaison to
the federal government's anti-terrorism effort and the newly created federal
Homeland Security Office.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored
events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation
in order to participate in this program, please contact Laurie Walkner at