Councilor Judith Garcia joined the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, the nation’s preeminent Latino leadership organization, and more than 30 other Latino elected officials from across the country for the National Policy Institute on Emergency Response and Management from March 7-8, in Washington D.C..
The NALEO Educational Fund’s National Policy Institute on Emergency Response and Management provided Councilor Garcia and other Latino policymakers, some who had previously completed the NALEO Educational Fund’s Policy Institute on Emergency Planning and Preparedness, with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS 402) and the various ways ICS can be applied to respond, and recover from various types of disasters and emergencies; and best practices for such situations.
“The training provided us with an in depth look at how our emergency responders operate in dynamic conditions,” stated Garcia. “By elected officials having an inside look into the incident management system, we can better appreciate the challenges and needs of our public safety personnel.”
Participants from 12 states and varying levels of office joined NALEO Educational Fund and Councilor Garcia in our nation’s capital for this timely training. Elected officials in attendance came from Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York and Texas.
The Policy Institute convened state legislators and local policymakers with leading experts from the public and private sectors for two days of professional development that combined classroom and interactive learning. During the two-day training, Garcia had the opportunity to receive timely information, strengthen governance skills, and exchange ideas and best practices with colleagues from across the country.
The event was made possible through the generous support of Title Sponsor, State Farm®. A full schedule and agenda is available at http://www.naleo.org/2017_emergency_response.