Seismic meeting set
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008 11:40 am
The Messenger. 08.28.08 The West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission will meet Sept. 4 at the University of Tennessee at Martin and the public is invited. The meeting is set for 12:15-2 p.m. and will be held in Room 229 of the Boling University Center on Wayne Fisher Drive on campus. The West Tennessee Seismic Safety Commission is a 12-member board, appointed as follows: two members chosen by the speaker of the state House of Representatives, two members chosen by the speaker of the state Senate and eight members appointed by the governor. The members include people who represent the following professional areas: architecture, fire protection, public utilities, engineering, geology or seismology, local government, insurance, business, emergency health services, non-profit emergency assistance, local education and emergency management. The commission’s mission, with the assistance and participation of other state, federal and local government agencies, is to initiate a comprehensive program to prepare the state for responding to a major earthquake. For directions, special accommodations or additional information, contact Gary Patterson at (901) 678-5264 or Bev Cook at (901) 678-5561.