At last year’s International City/County Manager’s Association (ICMA) conference, an annual educational and networking event for local government professionals, one session highlighted strategies that have proven effective in:
- engaging residents in the process of rebuilding,
- finding the resources to rebuild essential infrastructure quickly
- and helping businesses get up and running again.
Participants heard about how Florida communities have streamlined the recovery process, the challenges in rebuilding Puerto Rico communities, and lessons learned from other major disaster recovery experiences.
The informational slides from these presentations can be reviewed and downloaded below and will hopefully serve as guides for future disaster planning efforts.
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. The organization’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build sustainable communities that improve people’s lives. ICMA provides member support, ethics education and enforcement, publications, data and information, peer and results-oriented assistance, and training and professional development to appointed city, town, and county leaders and other individuals and organizations throughout the world.
Learn how other communities have rebuilt after disaster:
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