New York City Emergency Management
Elizabeth Angeles is on the NYC Citizen Corps team at NYC Emergency Management where she works on integrating the needs of people with disabilities in community engagement and planning efforts. During her time at NYC Emergency Management, Elizabeth has organized various events with a focus on whole community planning and building a greater awareness of the needs of people with disabilities. She has planned various symposiums, attracting over 100 attendees annually, to provide a forum for people with disabilities to provide feedback on emergency planning and share best practices. Elizabeth has organized the agency’s participation in the annual NYC Disability Pride Parade and has also partnered with local theatre to engage audiences around emergency planning for people with disabilities. Elizabeth also helped launch a hazard planning workshop series to equip local leaders with knowledge about the hazards that affect New Yorkers and what local leaders can do to help mitigate the negative effects of those hazards, particularly for people with disabilities. Elizabeth is a native New Yorker and her first experience in emergency work was working with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Elizabeth has her BA from Columbia University and is currently pursuing her MPA at New York University.