Steve Jones, Coordinator for the Office of Emergency Management for Lawrence
County recently attended the Senior Officials Workshop For All Hazards
Preparedness. The Senior Officials Workshop was for local-jurisdiction elected and
appointed senior officials. The purpose of the workshop was to provide a forum
to discuss strategic- and executive-level issues related to disaster preparedness,
share proven strategies and best practices, and enhance coordination among
officials responsible for emergency response to a disaster. The workshop, held
on the campus of the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, was sponsored by
the Department of Homeland Security and presented by the Texas Engineering
Extension Service.