Looking Back On…

2017 National Thought Leaders Forum

on Disaster Mitigation Resiliency for a Stronger and Safer America

“One of the most important things we have done is learn how to best ensure our homes and businesses are built in a way that makes them resilient in the face of increasingly severe natural disasters.” Congressman Lloyd Smucker
  • Panel
  • Barletta
  • Forum Photo
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 8:30 – 12:30 pm

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center | Room SVC 212 | First St., NE | Washington, DC 20515


The BuildStrong Coalition’s 2017 National Thought Leaders Forum convened industry experts and public officials to assess the power of disaster resiliency in construction to save lives and taxpayers dollars and explore solutions and incentives for strengthening buildings and mitigating damage from natural disasters.

Thank you to all who were able to join us — including Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI); House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee Chairman Lou Barletta (R-PA); Congressman Lloyd Smucker (R-PA); and experts from key stakeholder organizations — for offering your insights during this critically timed conversation about disaster mitigation and resiliency in America during the Trump Administration’s Infrastructure Week.

For more information on how we can continue the conversation initiated at the 2017 National Thought Leaders Forum and work to Make America Resilient Again, and for photos and information from the event, visit our website and follow BuildStrong Coalition on Facebook and Twitter.


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