April 21, 1999 Special Feature

City of Lubbock, TX Y2K Exercise


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Ken Olson

Avagene Moore

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Y2K in the City of Lubbock


EIIP Virtual Forum Special Feature
Wednesday - April 21, 1999 - 12:00 Noon EDT

The City of Lubbock, Texas
Y2K Exercise

Ken Olson
Emergency Management Coordinator
City of Lubbock, TX

Ken Olson, Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Lubbock, Texas, was invited to the speak in the Virtual Forum about Lubbock's Y2K exercise. The exercise took place on September 30, 1998, and was the first of its type in the United States. The simulation attracted local, state and national media coverage. As result of the exercise, a Lubbock city official testified before a Congressional Committee on Y2K.

Olson's interview covered the purpose of the functional exercise, the City's design team, the results and critique of the Y2K exercise. The interview and subsequent Q&A with the audience provided considerable insight to the Y2K exercise.


Emergency Management Coordinator
City of Lubbock, TX

Ken Olson is the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Lubbock and has held this position for the past five years. Prior to being appointed to this position, Ken served as Fleet Services Director for fifteen years. During the majority of this time he worked directly
under the Director of Administrative Services, who was in charge of emergency operations for the City of Lubbock.

Prior to joining the City of Lubbock, Ken was a teacher in the Lubbock Public Schools and taught at Alderson Jr. High School, Monterey High School, and Dunbar Struggs High School. His teaching fields were Industrial Arts and Distributive Education.

Ken is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Industrial Arts Education and a minor in Business Education. He also attended Angelo State University where he earned his
certification for teaching Vocational Education.

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