WHEREAS, an effective disaster
response and recovery system must have the well-being and
recovery of Missouri citizens as a principal goal; and
WHEREAS, a collaborative effort
by Missouri charitable and not-for-profit social servicce
organizaitons and government agencies can improve the way
services are provided to disaster survivors; and
WHEREAS, the Governor's Flood Recovery
Partnership Group, convened to improve the coordination and
delivery of services provided to survivors of the Flood of
'93, has proven that government and charitable organizations
can combine resources, coordinate efforts, reach disaster
survivors and provide assistance that neither groups could
provide as effectively alone; and
WHEREAS, the Flood Recovery Partnership
Group has developed an effective model for public/private
collaboration to impprove Missouri's disaster response and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mel Carnahan,
Governor of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority
vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State
of Missouri, do hereby establish a Disaster Recovery Partnership.
The Partnership shall meet no less frequently than quarterly,
and provide an annual report to my office and State Emergency
Management Agency (SEMA) on the status of disaster response
and recovery for disaster survivors.
The Partnership shall be composed
of governmental and private agency representatives. To form
the initial membershipp of the Disaster Recovery Partnership,
I will request nominations from the private agencies represented
on the current Flood Recovery Partnership, asking them to
designate one representative each. I also direct the state
departments of Economic Development, Health, Missouri Housing
Development Commission, Mental Health, SEMA, Social Services,
the University of Missouri Extension Service and Office of
Administration to designate one representative each with appropriate
policy making authority. In addition, I will appoint two citizens
at loage, who are familiar with disaster response and recovery,
to participate as members. The Disaster Recovery Partnership
will be staffed by SEMA. I will appoint a co-chair from my
office, and the private agencies shall select a co-chair from
their representatives, to direct the work of the Partnership.
The Partnership's responsibilities
--Reviewing and implementing as appropriate the
recommendations of the Flood Recovery Partnership.
--Reviewing the human services disaster dresponse and
recovery delivery methods, with a goal of changing the current
over-dependence on initiation by the disaster victim to
a system with primary initiation by care-givers and providers.
--Designing methods of more rapid collection and analysis
of data on who are disaster victims and what are their needs,
and developing a simplified intake system linked to centralized
data banks to improve human services response and recovery
--Establishing more rapid and complete communictions to
disaster victims and care-givers during emergency response
and recovery stages.
--Promoting, training, and supporting local committees,
similar to the local unmet needs committees formed during
the flood of 1993.
|| IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the
State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 13th
day of September, 1994.
||[Mel Carnahan's signature]
[Judith K. Moriarty's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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