Webinars and Recordings

Each year, elected and appointed government officials and administrators from across the state improve their knowledge and skills through professional development opportunities offered by University of Illinois Extension. Participants benefit from the advanced instruction and broad expertise that instructors bring to all our programming. In 2016, 1125 local government officials learned through webinars and program recordings.

Disaster Preparedness on One Hand (Five things Every Elected Official needs to know about Disaster Preparedness)

Thursday, June 8, 2017 | Noon - 1pm

Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, June 8, 2017, from Noon 1:00 p.m. There are a number of things that local government officials can do to help their communities prepare for disasters. The speaker for the webinar is Carrie McKillip, Extension Educator for Community and Economic Development. Collaborating with other state agencies and local communities, McKillip has facilitated the development of multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans, and serves as a delegate to the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN), and additionally led the Extension partnership with Illinois State Water Survey in hosting and facilitating a FEMA-funded "Risk MAP" discovery process, which facilitates information gathering on flooding risks based upon watersheds rather than political boundaries.