Vegreville Economic Resiliency Training

Author: Town Of Vegreville Posted 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
 Crisis communications
 Federal resources for disaster planning and mitigation
 Infrastructure and building back better communities
 Neighborhood revitalization
 Economic diversification

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the course.