Community in Crisis: Lessons Learned and Prevention Suggestions
Track: Leadership & Management

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 10:30 to 11:45 am

Tara Mizell, Parks and Recreation Services Manager, City of Marysville
Mark Thomas, Police Lieutenant, City of Marysville
Jon Nehring, Mayor, City of Marysville

Session Description:

On October 24, 2014, a juvenile gunman shot four students at Marysville-Pilchuck High School before fatally shooting himself. Three of the four high-school students died from their wounds. This session will focus on lessons learned from a community in crisis. We will explore a variety of topics including identification of primary agencies, partnership formation, donation management, social media, trauma and secondary trauma, working with elected officials, volunteer management protocol, grant funding and prevention strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn to create and/or improve their current emergency plans.
  • Participants will receive a toolkit and learn critical strategies to facilitate community preparation before a crisis occurs.
  • Participants will learn the value and necessity of creating lasting community partnerships before a crisis occurs.