Disaster Preparedness on One Hand (Five things Every Elected Official needs to know about Disaster Preparedness) - U of I Extension

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

This article was originally published on May 24, 2017 and expired on June 8, 2017. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.

News Release: Local Government Webinar: 

University of Illinois Extension Community and Economic Development will host webinar entitled Disaster Preparedness on One Hand (Five things Every Elected Official needs to know about Disaster Preparedness) 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. McKillip works directly with community groups and agencies in participatory community planning, strategic planning, community development, resource development, and business development education. 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). Additionally, she led the Extension portion of a 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. She also provides specialized training for not-for-profit agencies in program development, evaluation, fiscal management and board development.

There is no cost to attend the webinar, however pre-registration is required.  Register online or contact Russell Medley at rmedley@illinois.edu  

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.

Source: Nancy Ouedraogo, Extension Specialist, Community Economic Development, esarey@illinois.edu

Pull date: June 8, 2017