FEMA's Community Preparedness Division is excited to announce that FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate, NEMA Incoming President Dave Maxwell, and IAEM President Russ Decker will announce the winners of the National Citizen Corps Achievement Awards- Celebrating Resilient Communities during a ceremony at the 2009 National Conference on Community Preparedness (NCCP).
Two representatives from the winning Council in each award category will be FEMA’s honored guests during the 2009 NCCP, August 9-12, 2009, in the Washington, DC area. Each award recipient will be recognized by FEMA, NEMA, and IAEM in the awards ceremony and highlighted during a breakout session at the NCCP. In addition, each award recipient will be featured in national outreach activities and on the national Citizen Corps website.
The National Citizen Corps Achievement Awards- Celebrating Resilient Communities will recognize innovative practices and achievements of Citizen Corps Councils across the nation that are making our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to manage any emergency situation. Winning Citizen Corps Councils will 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. There is one award for State/Territory Councils and five award categories for tribal, regional, and local Councils who may submit applications for multiple categories. The categories are:
- Outstanding State/Territory Citizen Corps Initiatives Award
- Outstanding Citizen Corps Council Award
- Collaborative Preparedness Planning Award
- Preparing the Public Award
- Preparing Community Organizations Award
- Volunteer Integration Award
To be eligible for consideration, entries must be received no later than June 12, 2009. For more information, including the application kit and FAQs, visit http://www.citizencorps.gov/news/awards/index.shtm.
This news story and other Community Preparedness news, including Citizen Corps Bulletins, can be found on our website at http://www.citizencorps.gov/.
The National Office of Citizen Corps
FEMA Community Preparedness Division
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