It’s Your Government

Do you have a concern?  Something you don’t understand but want to know more about?  Maybe you just want to vent and let me know what you think about a subject that is important to you.  I am happy to speak with each one of you about any topic that suits you.  In an effort to make myself available to the public, I will be working from the City Council Chambers on Friday, March 14 between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM.  Please feel free to come in and talk to me during those times.  No appointment necessary.  In the future, I will make myself available for longer periods of time and change the locations up when the weather is a bit nicer outside.  Hope to see you then!

 

2 thoughts on “It’s Your Government

  1. Hello Mayor Pengra,

    Hope things are going well. I’m thankful for your commitment to allow more open and more frequent communication with the citizens of Eagle Mountain. I was curious to know if you were aware of the celebration of Mayors throughout the U.S on April 1st as a national day of service. The event in meant to spotlight the impact of national service and thank those who serve, mayors across the country will be participating the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 1, 2014. I was wondering if you had any events or activities planned that the citizens could participate in. Thanks for your time.

    Ben Reaves
    Eagle Mountain Citizen

  2. I was wondering if you were aware of this training. In light of cities being in the national spotlight during the winter season for being unprepared to respond and/or manage volunteers during a time of crisis, I was wondering what is Eagle Mountain City’s contingency plan for responding to city-wide crisis? I’ve been on the end of flooding situations at my own home, and I’ve also been able to volunteer to help others in similar situations. This was also a common topic during the the most recent campaign for city council and mayor. What is Eagle Mountain’s plan and would the information below be of use to our city as we prepare to shore up our crisis plan? Thanks for your time

    Spontaneous Volunteer Management
    The training schedule at this time includes:

    April 3, 2014 – St. George
    Dixie Center 1835 S Convention Center Dr, St George, UT 84790

    May 29, 2014 – Provo
    UFRA Facility, 3131 Mike Jense Pkwy, Provo, UT 84601

    July 9, 2014 – Layton
    Location to be announced

    Register on U-Train
    Course ID#: 1049904

    Please check back here for the latest information on Spontaneous Volunteer Management or contact tbodily@utah.gov for more information.

    Spontaneous Volunteer Management:

    Setting up a Volunteer Reception Center
    The purpose of these trainings is to provide local municipalities with best practices and materials, in order to prepare local communities to handle the management of spontaneous or unaffiliated volunteers in times of disasters (SVM). These trainings will also allow local municipalities the opportunity to self identify with the state, those individuals that are prepared to manage spontaneous volunteers if a larger event were to occur where their skill sets could be called upon.

    Volunteers – sometimes hundreds, sometimes thousands – show up to help after a disaster, bringing skills, energy and compassion to the relief effort. These trainings seek to help local communities plan for the coordination of spontaneous and unaffiliated volunteers during disaster recovery efforts.
    Each municipality in attendance will receive a “Go-Kit” that will contain all the materials necessary to initially stage a Volunteer Reception Center or VRC. Local municipalities including towns, cities, and counties should identify key players to serve as VRC Managers as well as VRC teams. It is recommended that municipalities send at least 3 individuals to this training and up to 5 individuals per locality. Tuition for each municipality team is $100. This fee covers the training materials, lunch, a snack and a go kit. The go-kit alone has a value of over $200.

    It is highly recommended that the emergency manager or at least one individual who attends be familiar with NIMS and ICS as well as the local emergency plan in order to provide context to the other individuals in attendance from a specific locality. Materials are derived from FEMA and Points of Light Trainings which incorporate knowledge of emergency management with knowledge of volunteer management to create a cohesive and usable set of skills for volunteer managers.

    Topics in the training will include: Disaster Basics, Intro to Spontaneous Volunteers, Intro to Risk Management, National Service and Disasters, Affiliated Volunteers, Donations Management, Virtual Management of Volunteers, VRC Exercise.

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