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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

FEMA HONORS LOCAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMMUNITY RESILIENCE

National Citizen Corps Achievement Awards Finalists Announced

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2010 National Citizen Corps Achievement Awards. Administered by FEMA and implemented locally, Citizen Corps is the grassroots movement to actively engage civic leaders and the public in community safety and disaster preparedness. “These awards demonstrate the tremendous strides communities across the nation are making to increase government collaboration with community leaders and to include the public as partners in community preparedness,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate.

Presented in seven categories, these awards recognize innovative practices and achievements of Citizen Corps Councils across the nation to make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to manage any emergency situation. With over 2,400 registered Citizen Corps Councils nationwide, these award winners exemplify excellence in community emergency planning, foster successful public-private partnerships, prioritize collaboration, demonstrate creative and innovative local problem solving, and implement sound programs that can be modeled for use by other communities.

The award winners will be selected by a panel of emergency management leaders representing all levels of government, FEMA, National Emergency Managers Association, and the International Association of Emergency Managers. Award winners will be announced in September as part of National Preparedness Month.

These finalists represent the breadth of the community preparedness movement, with notable efforts from communities in over 20 states. A complete list of finalists and award category descriptions is available at www.citizencorps.gov/councils/awards/

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