FEMA applauds local achievement in community resilience
On August 11th at the 2009 National Conference on Community Preparedness, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the winners of the first National Citizen Corps Achievement Awards. Administered by FEMA and implemented locally, Citizen Corps is the grassroots movement to actively engage civic leaders and the public in community safety and disaster preparedness.
Presented in eight categories, these awards recognize innovative practices and achievements of Citizen Corps Councils across the nation to make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to manage any emergency situation. With over 2,400 registered Citizen Corps Councils nationwide, these award winners exemplify excellence in community emergency planning, foster successful public-private partnerships, prioritize collaboration, demonstrate creative and innovative local problem solving, and implement sound programs that can be modeled for use by other communities.
Highlighting the contributions these communities are making to support emergency management efforts, the awards were presented by representatives of all levels of emergency management, FEMA Deputy Administrator Tim Manning, National Emergency Management Association Incoming President David Maxwell, and International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) President Russ Decker.
The award winners by category are as follows:
A complete list including category descriptions and finalists is available here.
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