When disasters strikes, citizens hold the mayor and other elected officials accountable.
However, the duty of handling an emergency isn’t usually an elected official’s area of expertise. As someone who has worked with elected officials for 15 years, I know how to help community leadership understand what needs to be in place in order to guide a jurisdiction through a disaster.
I can clearly explain the sometimes convoluted national disaster preparedness model and clarify the role that a given office holder is supposed to play under federal and state law. Additionally, I can make an assessment of local emergency management programs in terms of statutory function and ability to meet public expectations.
Emergency management can be complicated and hard to understand. Most elected officials are smart and care deeply about the people they represent but lack the information necessary to succeed during a disaster. I provide the tools they need to do their best during challenging emergency situations. Our communities deserve no less.