The world is an increasingly unpredictable place. We need to make sure that our leaders, communities, neighborhoods and families are prepared for whatever catastrophe or natural disaster that may occur. With 21 years in the military and 23 years in public schools, Judie is experienced preparing groups at all levels for emergency response and streamlining protocols to protect people and property.
We still have many unknowns as to how the Coronavirus will impact our individual lives. However, I do know that protecting the most vulnerable among us, identifying avenues of intervention, and providing adequate care for those who do fall ill will be the most effective ways to do our part in this uncharted territory.
Fortunately, Utah is a safe place to live. The only natural disaster we are prone to is earthquakes. The recent 5.7 magnitude earthquake centered in Magna in March, our largest in recent history, is a reminder that we all must practice vigilance and readiness.
During her time in the Army National Guard, Judie underwent extensive earthquake preparedness and response training at San Luis Obispo Cal Poly. She also coordinated the State Headquarters Emergency Management Plans and Training as a major in the Army National Guard.