Disaster Resilience Network
Tim Lovell has been the Executive Director of the Disaster Resilience Network (formerly Tulsa Partners, Inc.) since 2004. He was recruited by the City of Tulsa Project Impact office in May 2000, and later that year helped create Tulsa Partners, Inc. Mr. Lovell currently leads Disaster Resilience Network (DRN) activities under three core programs:
• The Disaster Resilient Business Council, which focuses on business and nonprofit continuity of operations;
• The Disaster Resilient Cross-Cultural Council, which focuses on stakeholder-led preparedness outreach by diverse language and cultural groups; and
• The Disaster Resilient Housing Council, which focuses on low impact development, green infrastructure, and disaster-resilient construction, including a collaboration with the IBHS FORTIFIED Home™ program.
Mr. Lovell and DRN have worked on local projects such as the City of Tulsa Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan and the City of Tulsa’s Program for Public Information for the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System. They participated with other partners in assisting City of Tulsa staff on their successful application to be a part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative.
Mr. Lovell and DRN worked via a contract with Save the Children on disaster recovery and statewide resilience activities for the May 2013 tornadoes in Central Oklahoma. He served as DRN representative and co-chair of the Tulsa Area Long Term Recovery Committee for the March 25, 2015 Tulsa County Tornado and serves as DRN representative and steering sub-committee member on the Long Term Recovery Committee for the March 30, 2016 Tulsa County Tornado.
Mr. Lovell was a founding board member and past secretary of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association (NHMA), and helped develop the FEMA/NHMA’s Resilient Neighbors Network.