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Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 01/17/2017
Subject :

Palo Alto/Stanford Citizen Corps Council Ceremony to Recognize Five Indiv. for Outstanding Emergency Preparedness Activities
Contact : Ken Dueker    650/617-3197
Palo Alto, CA - The Palo Alto Office of Emergency Services (OES) will host its seventh annual Community Partnership Awards Ceremony with a keynote speaker and reception on Thursday, Jan. 26 in the City Council Chambers from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event, which will kick off with a reception, and there will be a free gift for the first 100 attendees.   

Five individuals will be formally recognized for helping ensure that the community is safer and better prepared for emergencies. The Community Partnership Awards will be awarded to the following recipients:

  • Ken Joye, Neighborhood Preparedness Coordinator (NPC)
  • Jack Pines: ARES/RACES
  • David Rost, CERT Trainer
  • Sandra Slater: Cool City Challenge / Cool Block Program
  • Ramsey Shuayto:  Stanford Real Estate
Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff will open the Community Partnership Event followed by a keynote presentation on "Cyberterrorism" by FBI Supervisory Agent Elvis Chan. City Manager Jim Keene will provide closing remarks. The event will be emceed by Director of Emergency Services Ken Dueker starting with the welcome reception at 6:45 p.m.  

About the Palo Alto Emergency Services Volunteers (ESV) Program: The City of Palo Alto has partnered with the community to form the Emergency Services Volunteer (ESV) program as a coordinating structure for the Block Preparedness Coordinator (BPC), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Amateur Radio (ham radio), Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and the Community Logistics Team. If you would like to learn more about the ESV Program please go to