Cooperative Community Emergency Response and Recovery Town Hall
The most successful disaster response and recovery efforts begin with local planning. There are many examples throughout the United States of cultural heritage organizations working with emercency management agencies to create community-wide networks that support joint planning, response, and recovery. These partnerships also foster emercency readiness amongst the individual members of the network. Regardless of whether the disaster affects just one building or multiple states, these networks have been successful. Yet, every network is unique. Individual communities have developed their networks in a variety of ways to address political, organizational, and geographic issues.
LYRASIS will be hosting two town hall meetings where speaker from cultural hertiage organizations will present their local disaster planning and response experience and efforts to address the needs for collaborative response.