Focusing on Resilience: Recommendations for Disaster Recovery

Once a crisis occurs, local leaders immediately start thinking about recovery. How to you manage this process after a disaster? “There is no blueprint for this,” explained Harold Dominguez, city manager of Longmont, Colorado, after the 1,000-year flood event that destroyed 1,852…

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Lessons Learned from Mass Shootings

“Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.” This mantra of Jack Reacher in Lee Child’s novels is a good philosophy for city managers as well. While statistically unlikely to happen in your city, mass shootings are occurring in many…

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Broward’s first FEMA relief center to open in Pompano

By Anne Geggis via SunSentinel.com Broward County’s first Federal Emergency Management Agency recovery center in the wake of Hurricane Irma will open Wednesday in Pompano Beach, city officials said. FEMA workers will be helping Irma victims apply for relief from…

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