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Hamilton County COAD Meeting APRIL

  • 26 Apr 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 6 S. 10th St. Noblesville, IN 46060


  • Join us for next steps in organizing Hamilton County's first ever COAD. (Community Organizations Active In Disaster)

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Hamilton County COAD Follow Up Meeting

April 26, 2018, 10am-11:30am

Noblesville Mayor's Office, Conference Room A 214

Meeting Objective:

Join us for extended discussion concerning the next steps for a Hamilton County COAD including processing the work and details concerning Policies and Procedures and Homeland Security requirements, committees, etc.

90-Day / Short Term Goals:

Confirm Fiscal Sponsorship for Treasurer position

Prepare Bylaws, Policies, and Procedures for the Hamilton County COAD

Individual Committee Chairperson's confirmed

All Committee memberships encouraged and ready to function

What Is A COAD?

COAD (Community Organization Active in Disaster) is a local extension of the statewide Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). It is an umbrella organization that exists to bring together those who are interested in building a better prepared and more resilient Hamilton County community.

·         Enhance our community’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters

·         Improving our community's resources by creating local relationships prior to an event

·         Ensure human needs probable in a disaster are assessed and met

·         Strengthening area-wide disaster coordination

·         Sharing program, policies, and information

·         Implementing joint planning and training

COADs provide a network through which individual organizations can more effectively address their mission and service goals during all four phases of a disaster. Members maintain autonomy while working to reduce duplication of services and other inefficiencies that occur during times of disaster.

A COAD enhances the ability for all communities involved to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. COAD members believe that community leadership, public and private, should be utilized in planning, directing and implementing the disaster recovery. COADs work closely with but are not governed by, the local EMA office.

COAD Subject Matter Expert: Steve Cain. 

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Steve Cain is the Purdue Extension Disaster Communication Specialist and the Indiana Point of Contact for the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN). He ensures that citizens of Indiana have resources to address Indiana disasters through personal contact in disaster-affected areas and the Purdue/EDEN website.

How You Make A Difference...

Your connection with multiple human service providers and the ability to create community identity and awareness is invaluable in networking while impacting our county.

Networking With Others...

Your membership and consistent participation provides direct networking opportunities with numerous agencies, organizations and individuals, enhancing your impact to our community.  

Impacting Our Community...

Your work in relation to human service providers supporting the residents of Hamilton County is mission critical. We are here to help extend the work of countless agencies, organizations and individuals.

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