FEMA Director Signs On In Palmer

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June 16, 2000
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PALMER, Alaska -- Three years ago, Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt introduced "Project Impact: Building Disaster Resistant Communities," a new initiative designed to mitigate the worst effects of natural disasters through local stakeholder partnerships. The initial seven pilot communities have grown to over 200 cities, counties and boroughs across America. On Saturday, June 17, Director Witt will join State and local officials in Palmer, to welcome Matanuska-Susitna Borough as this nation's newest Project Impact partner, and officially sign the Project Impact Memorandum of Agreement. In Alaska, Mat-Su Borough joins Anchorage and Kenai Peninsula Borough in this nation-wide initiative to change the way America deals with disasters.

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