Long-term Recovery Committee Overview

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Long-term Recovery Committee (LTRC)

  • From FEMA: "Long-term" refers to the need to re-establish a healthy, functioning community that will sustain itself over time.
  • Required to be established through the State and Town’s Emergency Operations Plan
  • Committee Purpose:
    • Mission to strengthen area-wide disaster coordination by sharing information, simplifying client access and jointly resolving cases with unmet needs;
    • Helps affected residents, businesses, and non-profits to develop a plan and receive adequate assistance for the recovery;
    • Composed of representatives from multiple agencies; and
    • Exists with all participating organizations as equal partners.
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LTRC: Goals

Plan, manage and coordinate the long-term community and economic recovery of Madison in the wake of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

  • Overcome the physical, emotional, and environmental impacts of the pandemic
  • Restore all town government services
  • Re-establish our economic and social base to restore community confidence
  • Support the recovery efforts of all community stakeholders
  • Ensure our town is prepared, responsive, and resilient in the future

LTRC: Objectives

  • Provide for the safe reopening of all town and community facilities/businesses in accordance with state and federal guidelines
  • Evaluate current town functions, equipment, and processes to improve efficiencies and responsiveness to community needs
  • Provide clear and concise guidelines to the public and regulated establishments to assist in compliance with state directives
  • Partner with local stakeholders to identify and establish innovative programs to fill community needs 
  • Communicate to the public steps they can take to invest in and protect their own health and safety
  • Ensure close coordination between public health services, emergency services, and community stakeholders
  • Update the Emergency Operations Plan to include a response plan for future pandemic(s).

Administrative Council

Town Operations

  • Peggy Lyons, First Selectwoman
  • Lauren Rhines, Town Svcs. Coordinator / Risk Manager
  • Bruce Wilson, Selectman
  • Dave Anderson, Planning & Eco Dev. Director
  • Sam DeBurra, ER Mgmt. Director
  • Bob Gilhuly, Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Trent Joseph, Health Director
  • Austin Hall, Senior Serv. Director
  • Scott Cochran, MYFS Director
  • Scot Erskine, Recreation Director
  • Gail Dahling-Hench, Asst. Superintendent
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  • Act as liaisons to RSF Groups
  • Manage overall activities of LTRC
  • Work with RSF Groups to establish/change local policies
  • Monitor compliance with state or local emergency directives
  • Coordinate communications between stakeholder groups
  • Identify and/or access any available state or federal resources due to emergency
  • Coordinate across RSF Groups to identify community needs

Recovery Support Function Groups (RSF)

Community Stakeholders

  • Elected Officials, Appointive Boards & Commissions
  • Town Government Operations
  • Library
  • Businesses Taskforce
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Economic Development Commission
  • Madison Public Schools & Private Schools
  • Social Services
  • Community, Arts & Culture Groups
  • Faith-Based Services
  • Recreational & Sports Leagues
  • Emergency Service Chiefs
  • Regulated Establishments
  • Seniors
  • Healthcare Community
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  • Advisory groups that focus on specific issues/needs
  • Recommend changes to local ordinances and policies to assist local recovery efforts
  • Identify ways to improve access to state and federal resources
  • Provide an effective channel of communication between town government and the public
  • Coordinate across RSF Groups to identify needs within the community
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Next Steps

  • Finalize LTRC Structure, Goals & Objectives
  • Establish membership of RSF Groups
  • Establish RSF-specific goals & objectives 
  • Empower RSFs to engage and recommend