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Register! DE and MD VOAD Annual Conference

March 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - March 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

“Ninja Events and the Struggle to

Help Marginal Communities Recover”


When:  March 13-14, Noon to Noon

Where:  Princess Royale Resort, 9100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine reports that, “As Earth’s climate has warmed, a new pattern of more frequent and more intense weather events has unfolded around the world.” A study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Coastal Resilience Center, said in their executive summary, “Recent work shows that continual and repeated disruption caused by natural hazards disproportionately harms marginalized communities.”

Delaware and Maryland VOAD have experienced these effects in our states through an increased number of “ninja disaster events” (intense micro-bursts of rain, wind and/or flooding) concentrated in a small geographic area with a disproportionate impact on communities of color, those at the margins and those living below the poverty level.

This year’s Annual Conference will explore: the science and data behind this phenomenon; strategies for engaging funding sources in new ways; and envision ways to develop mitigation efforts to minimize the impact of these storms and improve the quality of life within these affected communities.

To register for the conference you must do two things:

1) Click here. Registration cost is $115; and,

2) Make a room reservation by using the information below or click here.

The deadline for booking your room reservation is February 20! After this date the $109 discounted rate may not be available. (Please Note: There is a small glitch in the hotel’s reservation system. While your receipt will say you paid for a “Resort Fee”–this will not be billed to your card.)

If you have any problems registering or have questions about the conference please contact me by email.

We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Conference and welcoming you in Ocean City.


Bruce Morgenstern, Treasurer, Maryland VOAD



To Book a Room at the Princess Royale

Reservation Number:  1-800-476-9253

Use reference code: Maryland VOAD 2023 and/or Block Code: 23VOAD.


March 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
March 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm