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Organize and Lead Your Community Through Recovery

After a disaster, changes in communities often require community leadership and stakeholders to have strategic conversations and consider new directions.

Communities benefit from an effective organizational and coordination structure to assess and evaluate recovery issues, determine priorities, engage partners and identify and coordinate key resources.

Key Resources - Organize and Lead

Disaster Briefing Papers: Visioning for Recovery
Brief how-to for leading a new vision for your community post disaster (American Planning Association).

Role of the Local Disaster Recovery Manager
A comprehensive list of Local Disaster Recovery Manager pre- and post-disaster responsibilities (FEMA).

Planning for Recovery Management
Approaches for structuring city management to accommodate staffing demands during disaster recovery and rebuilding (American Planning Association).

Leadership and Professional Local Government Managers: Before, During, and After a Crisis
Detailed guidance and examples for organizing and leading city operations (International City/County Management Association).

Disaster Recovery Staffing Guide
A guide to ​help officials and community leaders identify and fill the human resource shortages associated with local disaster recovery operations (Logistics Management Institute).

Effective Coordination of Recovery Resources for State, Tribal, Territorial and Local Incidents
Critical tasks and coordination challenges that state, tribal, territorial or local governments address when managing recovery (FEMA).