Crisis Management

How a Health Department Is Working to Contain a Measles Outbreak

When a case is suspected, public health employees launch an exhaustive investigative process that one official called "real gumshoe work."

‘Godzilla El Niño’ May Have Met Its Match in Los Angeles’ Crisis Mapping

The City of Angels is providing residents with location intelligence where they’re at—on their mobile devices using Google Maps.

Charleston Church Shootings Test ‘Dean of America’s Mayors’ in His Final Year in Office

Mayor Joe Riley cites the “extraordinary cooperation” of law enforcement. And now that a suspect is in custody, the “necessary process of the healing together” can begin.

What Mayors Can Do to Manage a Crisis of Ferguson Proportions

At their annual conference, African-American mayors are told that most cities lack effective crisis-management teams.