ASHEBORO N.C. – Last month was Emergency Preparedness Month and while social media was filled with posts about how to prepare for an emergency or severe weather, two of Randolph County’s commissioners took a trip to Cabarrus County and completed Emergency Preparedness Training specifically for County Commissioners.
A press release from the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) says that Randolph County Commissioners Hope Haywood and Vice-Chairman David Allen completed the 100 Counties Prepared Emergency Preparedness Training for County Commissioners at the NCACC 115th Annual Conference in Cabarrus County. Commissioner Haywood and Vice-Chairman Allen were two of sixty-one county officials to complete the class.
According to the website, the 100 Counties Prepared program is “focused on equipping county commissioners with the tools they need to lead effectively during emergency situations. The initiative aims to prepare county commissioners to provide residents with accurate and authoritative information about critical local response and recovery activities such as debris removal, road reopening, and more.”
“County governments perform a number of important functions, but the stakes are higher during an emergency,” said NCACC Past President Frank Williams. “I commend every county commissioner and county official who completed this class for their willingness to strengthen their knowledge and skills of how to lead more effectively when it matters the most.”