Safe and Secure Counties Symposium & NACo Board of Directors Meeting

Dec. 2, 2015 – Dec. 5, 2015

NACo President Sallie Clark hosted a national symposium in El Paso County, Colo., focusing on the county role in strengthening safety and security in communities across the country. Approximately 200 officials from counties nationwide attended the event Dec. 2-4 as part of her presidential initiative, Safe and Secure Counties.

“In communities nationwide, there are countless examples of how counties deliver programs that keep our residents safe, mitigate damage and prepare for future disasters,” said Clark. “We are working with public and private partners to strengthen safety and improve the quality of life for millions of people across the country.”

County leaders participated in educational sessions and presentations featuring:

Highlights of the symposium included mobile workshops:

  • McCullough Water Treatment Plant and U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Waldo Canyon Fire and Flood Mitigation
  • Peterson Air Force Space Command, and
  • El Paso County Justice Systems.

Educational sessions focused on disaster response and preparedness, cybersecurity, criminal justice reform, mental health and public safety, risk management and crisis communications. Attendees also participated in a hands-on FEMA tabletop exercise that guided county leaders to enhance counties’ emergency response and management.

Click here to view the County News coverage of the symposium. To view speaker information and session descriptions, click here.

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