The Annual State of the Regional Resilience Collaborative Luncheon 

Acknowledging the critical role regionalism plays in bolstering local resilience and recovery, Centralina’s Regional Resilience Collaborative (RRC) aims to connect leaders and partners in the region to unite on innovative solutions. In June, Centralina, Innovative Emergency Management, North Carolina Emergency Management and our Emergency Management leaders across the region came together for the Annual State of the Regional Resilience Collaborative Luncheon. The luncheon, hosted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management at their Emergency Operations Center, served as a collaborative opportunity to solve local emergency management issues. The group discussed many topics such as: 

  • Radar gaps and the benefits of public-private partnerships; 
  • The State’s Digital Inclusion initiative, Centralina’s regional approach to connect all residents in the region to the internet to bolster economic vitality and the awareness of public safety alerts and preparedness;  
  • Strategies for bolstering county staff with a local recovery manager for economic resilience;  
  • The Regional Resilience Roadmap score metric and increase as a result of a peer-sharing Emergency Management (EM) project that builds a bridge between EM and local government staff and officials; and  
  • How to utilize the Resilience and Equity Hazards Assessment Tool (REHAT), a GIS mapping tool that is free to the public and can be applied as a resource in both pre- and post-disaster planning strategies. The REHAT maps out all disaster-related resources across our nine-county region to effectively prepare for and respond to a disaster. Click here and enter your email address to access the tool and learn more about the public safety and disaster risks surrounding you and your community.  

Centralina would like to extend a huge ‘THANK YOU!’ to Wike Graham and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management team for hosting the Annual RRC Luncheon! For more information about the Regional Resilience Collaborative project, please visit the RRC webpage, which includes disaster recovery resources and disaster plan templates.