Lori Peek Receives President’s Award from the Natural Hazards Mitigation Association
Sociology | May 13, 2013
Dr. Lori Peek, who is an associate professor of Sociology and co-director of the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis at Colorado State University, recently received the President’s Award from the Natural Hazards Mitigation Association (NHMA). This award, which was presented by NHMA President Ed Thomas, was given in recognition of Dr. Peek’s efforts over the last several years to support the mission and vision of the NHMA.
NHMA is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together individuals and organizations working in the field of hazard mitigation. The goal of the NHMA is to be a catalyst for societal change by elevating the value of hazard mitigation and sustainable development so that natural hazard events do not lead to disasters that cause suffering and misery among people while destroying property and the environment. The NHMA promotes education, policies, and activities that will lead to the reduction of risky activities and future disaster losses.
Dr. Peek served a two-year term as a member of the Executive Board for the NHMA. She has also worked as the lead organizer for the annual NHMA symposium, which brings together domestic and international hazards mitigation practitioners and researchers who are focused on minimizing the losses caused by disasters. Congratulations, Dr. Peek!