Vegreville Economic Resiliency TrainingPosted on: Oct 06, 2017
Vegreville Economic Resiliency Training
On Monday Oct 2 and Tuesday Oct 3 the Town of Vegreville Economic Development & Tourism department hosted an intense course for community and regional leaders.
Trainers from Economic Developers Alberta and the International Economic Development Council instructed the course for Economic Resilience Training.
Trainers were: Howard Pierpont, CEO, DERA Institute for Preparedness and Resilience ; Mishka Parkins, Economic Development Associate, IEDC; Leann Hackman-Carty, CEO, Economic Developers Alberta and Angela Groeneveld, Business and Economic Development Specialist.
The two day course covered:
Disaster preparation measures and building capacity for recovery
Strategic planning for disaster recovery
Proactive disaster risk management
Business assistance after a crisis
Maximizing response speed and effectiveness
Alignment with Federal government response measures
Working with emergency management, law enforcement, and fire protection entities
Small business assistance and industry recovery
Business retention and expansion before and after a disaster
Assessing the economic impacts of a major disaster
Federal resources for disaster planning and mitigation
Infrastructure and building back better communities
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the course.