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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

FEMA HONORS LOCAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMMUNITY RESILIENCE

2010 National Citizen Corps Achievement Awards Presented

FEMA announced the winners of the 2010 National Citizen Corps Achievement Awards. Presented in ten categories, these awards recognize innovative practices and achievements of communities and individuals across the nation that make our neighborhoods safer, stronger and better prepared to manage any emergency situation. These award winners illustrate how citizens can take action and do their part to be prepared. The public is a valuable resource in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters. Every day around the country, citizens like these take part in community emergency planning, foster successful public-private partnerships, prioritize collaboration, demonstrate creative and innovative local problem solving, implement sound programs that can be modeled for use by other communities, and show how individuals can take action to make a difference in their community.

Award winners by category are as follows. A complete list including category descriptions and finalists is available at www.citizencorps.gov/councils/awards.

Outstanding State Citizen Corps Initiatives Award
North Dakota Citizen Corps Council

Outstanding Citizen Corps Council Award – Serving a Population over 750,000
Fresno Citizen Corps Council (CA)

Outstanding Citizen Corps Council Award – Serving a Population under 750,000
Washoe County Citizen Homeland Security Council (NV)

Collaborative Preparedness Planning Award
Citizen Corps Council of Pierce County (WA)

Preparing the Public Award
East Baton Rouge Parish Citizen Corps Council (LA)

Preparing Community Organizations Award
Cedar Park Citizen Corps Council (TX)

Volunteer Integration Award
District of Columbia Citizen Corps Council (DC)

Newcomer Award
New Lenox Citizen Corps (IL)

Outstanding Council Serving a Rural Area
Citizen Corps Council of North Idaho (ID)

Individual Achievement Awards
David Ball - Riverside, California
Timika Hoffman-Zoller - Chicago, Illinois
Mary Jean Erschen - Lodi, Wisconsin

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