Rep. Sánchez to Host NALEO Emergency Planning Meeting

Rep. Sánchez to Host NALEO Emergency Planning Meeting

Representative Sánchez will host the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ meeting in Boston to enhance knowledge about disaster preparation

 BOSTON- On August 19th, State Representative Jeffrey Sánchez will welcome his fellow members of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) to a two-day event about emergency planning and preparedness in his hometown of Boston.

The meeting will address local and state officials’ role in preparing for the threat of new types of natural and man-made emergencies. Sessions will include discussions on the importance of planning responses to several types of disasters and sharing best practices among attendees.

“While it is never pleasant to contemplate emergency situations occurring in our cities and towns, I applaud NALEO and its members for confronting the new dangers our communities face,” said Rep. Sánchez. “Public health emergencies, like the Zika epidemic in Puerto Rico, show us how important it is to be prepared. It is our duty as elected officials to provide the best possible safety measures to protect our citizens.”

The NALEO Education Fund’s National Policy Institute on Emergency Planning and Preparedness plans to present an extensive curriculum, covering topics such as identifying hazards and mitigation, local outreach and education, and building disaster resilient communities. In addition, experts from several different fields will sit on panels throughout the conference. Presenters include Joint Committee on Health Care Financing Committee Director Timothy O’Neill, who will discuss state and local roles during emergencies.

The conference provides the opportunity for state and local officials to receive important professional development from experts, as well as to collaborate with their colleagues to protect and plan for their communities.

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