August 12, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm America/New York Timezone
It has often been said that the impacts of natural disasters do not stop at jurisdictional boundaries, and recent events across the U.S. have certainly shown this to be true.  Nearby cities, towns, and counties usually share the same vulnerabilities and risks, and when they’re struck by severe weather, they often experience the same affects.  During the recovery process, individual communities can fare better if they collaborate, share ideas and resources, and rebuild in ways that increase resilience, economic competitiveness, and quality of life across the region as a whole.  For these reasons, RDOs are critical partners in disaster recovery.  With their regional perspective and interdisciplinary focus, their ability to navigate federal programs, their technical expertise, and their broad network of partners at all levels of government and in the private and philanthropic sectors, RDOs can help communities bounce back from disasters more efficiently and effectively.

Join the NADO Research Foundation on August 12 from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. ET for a webinar titled “Capacity-Builders, Conveners, Collaborators, and More: The Regional Development Organization’s Role in Disaster Recovery.”  The webinar will feature speakers from RDOs in Vermont, Iowa, and Texas that have been intensively involved in disaster recovery efforts.  Presenters will share their experiences, lessons learned, and recommendations for other RDOs seeking to engage in recovery work.The NADO Research Foundation has applied for 1.25 AICP CM credits from APA for this webinar.  The webinar is supported through a grant from EDA.  Contact Megan McConville at [email protected] with questions.

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