Meeting/Event Information

The Power of Partnership: Managing Media Demands at the Riverside Plane Crash

April 19, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Victoria Club
2521 Arroyo Drive
Riverside, CA 92506


$35.00 Welcome as a guest.
$40.00 after 11:45 pm April 18
$30.00 Earlybird rate before April 12

$30.00 Member ticket
$35.00 after 11:45 pm April 18
$25.00 Earlybird rate before April 12

$25.00 Student
$30.00 after 11:45 pm April 18
$20.00 Earlybird rate before April 12

When a plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in Riverside on February 27 -- killing three, destroying two houses and setting off a raging fire -- public information professionals from the City of Riverside responded with a unified effort to manage the intense and immediate media demands. The City’s firefighters, police officers, communications team and emergency services personnel mobilized quickly to gather and manage information about the fatal incident. Teamwork and technology enabled Riverside to live broadcast details of the emergency response around the world and assure anxious residents at home that the incident was being handled professionally.

Moderator:  Phil Pitchford, Communications Officer, City of Riverside


  •       Kaitlin Bilhartz, Social Media Manager, City of Riverside
  •       Bruce Vanderhorst, Riverside Fire Department Battalion Chief/Paramedic –              Operations, Public Information Officer
  •       Tyler Reynolds, Riverside Fire Department Captain/Training Division
  •       Ryan Railsback, Riverside Police Officer/PIO
  •       Mark Annas, Emergency Services Administrator, City of Riverside
  •       Scott Brosious, Senior Communications Tech, City of Riverside



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Check-In/Networking: 11:30 a.m.

Program: Noon



Victoria Country Club
521 Arroyo Drive. Riverside, CA 92506


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Please note that the Victoria Country Club has a strict NO DENIM policy. If you are seen wearing denim you will be asked to leave. Thank you for complying with this policy.

Cancellation Policy

Event cancellations must be made by Monday, April 17, 2017. Cancellations after this deadline will still be billed.