The Christian County Emergency Management Agency hosted the Elected Officials Training Summit in the Janice Hopper Memorial Auditorium at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. Keynote speakers were Tazewell County Emergency Manager, Dawn Cook and Decatur City Manager, Tim Gleason. Gleason was the City Manager for the community of Washington during the EF-4 tornado outbreak on November 17, 2013. Christian County EMA Director, Mike Crews, told Regional Radio News the Trainers Summit was received well from those in attendance.
Crews said the biggest takeaway from the meeting was the state declaration process.
There were some who were unable to make it and Crews says those who were unable to attend should stop by and caught get up to speed on the FEMA reimbursement process.
Crews reviewed the book, Emergency Preparedness for the Christian County Elected Official, that he authored which contained a summary of the Christian County Operations Plans.