The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) is the designated leader of the Long-Term Community Disaster Recovery Network, helping the counties, cities, townships and villages impacted by the devastating Memorial Day tornadoes create a plan for recovery and resiliency. While the primary focus was on disaster response within local jurisdictions, Emergency Management teams at the County and State level coordinated these efforts. Now, our Region is ready to move toward long-term recovery for all impacted communities and coordinated, cooperative strategic planning for resiliency is critical.
From 2019 to mid-2021, MVRPC convened the leaders from impacted counties, cities, townships and villages monthly to provide recovery updates and share resources. These meetings are now hosted quarterly, and the upcoming meeting schedule and minutes from previous meetings are available on the MVRPC Committee Center. For more information or to be included in these meetings, please contact Stacy Schweikhart, MVRPC Director of Strategy and Engagement by email at email@example.com.
Estimates are that the Long-Term Community Disaster Recovery efforts may take a decade or more to accomplish,” said MVRPC Executive Director, Brian O. Martin. “MVRPC will lead this important work for as long as it may take to bring our Region back stronger than ever before.”
“We will to work with impacted communities on a strategic planning process to assess the allocation of disaster relief funds from multiple federal agencies to meet needs throughout the Region,” said Martin. “We will provide technical assistance in federal fund applications, in project administration, compliance and evaluation.”