Elected Officials

Hoboken, New Jersey Mayor Dawn Zimmer shows FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino businesses damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Oct. 2012

Are You A Current Or Former Elected Official With Disaster Experience To Share?

Are you the mayor of a city or leader of a county or parish that has been through a disaster and want access to that guidance? Are you a proactive elected official who wants to learn more about keeping your community safe? Click here to create a profile and be vetted to join the private LeadersLink network.

Once you submit your profile, LeadersLink will verify your identity and allow you to enter our Brainstorming Chamber. There you will have 24-7 access to post suggestions and advice, sharing what worked for you that could help others. If your community has experienced a crisis and you've got questions, post them here to learn how your peers solved the same problem. If you're crafting a disaster prevention plan and aren't sure where to start, here you can find out what others did.

This is also where you can get involved in out "disaster mentor" program. If you have significant experience dealing with a serious disaster and have time to share what you've learned one-on-one with another elected official facing a similar crisis, let us know. If your community has just been hit by a disaster and you'd like to talk to a mentor, just ask! This is a unique partnership where leaders via phone, email, text, Skype, Facetime or even in person share their first-hand knowledge - what worked, what didn't and what might be coming around the corner.

Because we believe disaster preparedness is so important, feel free to click "Resources" above and access LeadersLink's acclaimed production Leading Through the Storm. The video walks you through the steps Gulf Coast elected officials took as they grappled with the worst natural disaster in U.S. history - Hurricane Katrina. The lessons and advice are timeless and instructive to anyone who might someday be at the helm during a major crisis.

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