Monthly Greater Tampa Bay ACP Meetings

Our meetings are generally held on the last Wednesday of every month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (locations vary). 

Due to COVID-19, we are currently suspending our normal lunch meetings and are switching to virtual meetings at no cost.  We are also attempting to gather resources for us to share and if you have anything useful to organizations, please send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so it may be added to our website.  Some of the resources have been shared below the event information.  We hope you all stay healthy and safe. 

July Topic

Hurricanes:  Focus on the Impacts, Not the Cone


Dan Noah, Meteorologist for the National Weather Service


July 29th, 2020

11:30-12:00 Discussion of GTBACP moving forward and moment of Silence for Stephen Elliot

12:00-1:00 Presentation

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Free to attend

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Presentation Information

Improvements in forecasting the path of tropical cyclones have led to a large decrease in the size of the forecast cone over the last 15 years.  The forecast cone shows where the center of the storm is likely to be found, but the impacts can extend well beyond the cone. How many people remember the 2017 Hurricane Irma storm surge flooding parts of Jacksonville even though the center of the storm was well to the west?  Impacts from storm surge can be one of the hardest forecasts to make as numerous factors combine to create the surge.  Preparedness decisions related to storm surge are better decided using storm surge potential rather than a single deterministic surge value due to forecast uncertainty and the destructive nature of storm surge. Flooding rain can extend well outside of the forecast cone as citizens of St Petersburg and Clearwater experienced during 2012 Tropical Storm Debby.  What impacts could Floridians expect if 2017 Hurricane Harvey stalled across the State and dropped five feet of rain?  Finally, the storm has passed and people are anxious to get their life back to normal.  However, the threat isn't over.  Some storms have more fatalities after the storm than during the storm.  Find out what you can do to communicate tropical threats and encourage preparedness among your employees. 

Dan has been a meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) for 31 years and serves as the principal interface between the local Forecast Office and the users of NWS products and Services. He leads the effort to ensure their evaluation, adjustment, and improvement. Dan has been a member of the Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference Program Committee since 2006 where he organizes and teaches in training and workshops. Dan has experienced the aftermath of

Meeting Fees Currently Waived
Meeting fees are used to pay for numerous chapter expenses, which include meals at the monthly meeting, as well as newsletter and website services, to mention a few. In order to meet the financial obligations of the chapter, meeting fees are nonrefundable and ineligible for reapplication to a future meeting. GTBACP Rewards winners will have one year to use their meeting credit before it expires. Visitors are welcome to attend up to three chapter meetings but will be required to become a paid GTBACP Chapter member to continue attending chapter functions.
January 2020
Cyber Security Threates
Supervisory Special Agent Paul J. Vitchock 
February 26th, 2020                                  
Panel Discussion with the Emergency Management Officials                      
Steve Elliot - Elliot Consulting
Cathie Perkins – Pinellas County Emergency Management
Timothy Dudley, Jr. Hillsborough County Emergency Management
Andrew Fossa, Pasco County Emergency Management
Tom Magnuson, Tampa Office of Emergency Management
Mar 25th, 2020   Cancelled due to COVID 19 
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Crisis Risk Management: Insurance
James Satterfield, Crisis Risk
May 27th, 2020
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Mark Fischer, M.D.,
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June 24th, 2020

COVID-19 Roundtable Discussion





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