From Don McGough – Director, City of Boston – Mayor’s Office of Emergency Preparedness

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) MET seminar provided Mayor Menino and his leadership team with a great opportunity to discuss some of our most critical homeland security issues. The MET facilitator was professional and engaging, helping to ensure the full participation of our Cabinet members. The panel of experts were well accomplished, added great insight and experience to our discussion, and proved to be a wealth of information for our participants. During the MET seminar, Boston’s leadership team was able to identify and discuss some of the key next steps our City must take to help improve our capacity as a community to prevent, respond to, and recover from a disaster.