Piedmont Recognized as Project Impact Community Saturday

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May 3, 2000
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Piedmont, Mo., this week formally celebrates becoming Missouri's most recent community to join Project Impact: Building Disaster Resistant Communities, an initiative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that aims to change the way America deals with disasters.

"We have the opportunity to cut losses, the know-how to reduce risks and the ability to save lives. Through Project Impact we are working with our state and local partners to shift emergency management from responding to disasters to working actively to prevent damage - before disaster strikes," said John Miller, director of FEMA, Region VII, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

A signing ceremony to officially welcome Piedmont into the program will be held Saturday, May 6, 2000 at 9:00 a.m. at Handy Park.

Distinguished guests expected at the ceremony include:

  • FEMA Region VII Director John Miller
  • State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Director Jerry Uhlmann
  • Representatives of Senator Ashcroft and Bond and Representative Emerson
  • State Senator Jerry Howard
  • State Representative Bill Foster
  • Mayor Gaylon Watson

Mr. Miller and Mr. Uhlmann will be available following the ceremony for a media opportunity. An agenda of the day's activities is attached. If you would like help facilitating your coverage of this event, please contact the public affairs officer listed above


8:00 a.m.

Breakfast at Zephyr Caf?

Master of Ceremonies Mayor Gaylon Watson

9:00 a.m.

Project Impact Signing Ceremony Handy Park

Group Picture of Partners at Handy Park

10:00 a.m.

Handy Park Dedication Ceremony

10:15 a.m.

2nd Annual McKenzie Creek Clean-up

10:20 a.m.

Media Availability

11:00 a.m.


12:00 Noon

Free Bar-B-Q

Creek Clean-up Awards

1:30 p.m.

Project Impact (Greenway) Tours (Hay Ride)

Point of contact for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency is: Susie Stonner, Public Information Officer Phone: 573-526-9136

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July 19, 2012 - 23:02
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