Local and state officials are seasoned professionals in crisis response. Yet, the array of hazards they face are ever-evolving: look no further than the current pandemic. Not to mention, local and state officials still have to contend with the possibility of simultaneously responding to severe weather events and cyberattacks. How are state and local officials taking precautions, boosting preparedness, and promoting recovery? This Town Hall explored how the spirit of resilience is guiding the mission of cities across the U.S., from preparedness plans to recovery systems.
This Just In: Reporter Roundtable on Coronavirus Coverage
Join Route Fifty reporters to discuss the evolution of the coronavirus and state and local responses to date. We’ll talk about how the pandemic is reaching across government, the government changes underway, and trends on the horizon.
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100 Days In: State, County, and City Pandemic Responses
State and local leaders on the front lines of the COVID-19 response will give us a lay of the land of their response to the pandemic. The panelists will discuss what worked, what didn't work and how lessons learned will inform future emergency response efforts.
Spotlight Session: When Leadership Contracts Covid-19
The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department had six employees test positive for Covid-19. All six were part of leadership and instrumental to the county's public health response. County Health Commissioner Erik Zgodzinski will discuss how the public health team continued to respond with a reduced leadership team and what this has taught them about continuity of operations.
Flash Leadership Series
A Resilient Future
Where do we go from here? State and local governments are presented with a crucial, timely challenge: to incorporate hard lessons and smart insights in order to act smarter, not harder, in the future. This session will explore what state and local practitioners can and should do now so that their policies and plans are intelligent and effective going forward.
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