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This free workshop will help you gain the knowledge you need to adapt and update your community’s economic recovery plan.
planning for economic recovery training course

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June 1, 2022, 8:00am– 12:00pm CT (Local Time)

Walton County Emergency Management building, 75 S. Davis Lane, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

This free course will help you gain the knowledge you need to strengthen your community for economic resilience and recovery. It provides the background needed for leaders from local and regional governments and economic development organizations to undertake the planning required for economic recovery and more resilient communities. 

How can you build capacity for economic recovery?  It starts with a sound planning process prior to a disaster to engage key stakeholders in developing and upgrading your recovery toolbox with a plan, financial tools, and policies.  Developing and updating a recovery plan helps a community mitigate risks and speed recovery after economic disruptions.

ICMA and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) developed this interactive training course, “Planning for Economic Recovery,” in partnership with FEMA. The three partners bring unique perspectives and practical case examples to economic recovery planning. 

Register now for the June 1, 2022, 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon workshop. It will be held at the Walton County Emergency Management building, 75 S. Davis Lane, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435.  Central topics include: 

  • Capacity building for economic resilience and recovery
  • Financing for economic recovery and investment in resilient infrastructure financial tools and resources for mitigation and recovery.
  • Pre-crisis planning that supports pot-disaster economic recovery.

Don’t delay as registration is capped at 40 participants. Upon registering, you will receive a pre-course assessment. The participant manual can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. A certificate will be available upon course completion. If you are unable to attend, please contact ICMA so that we can offer your spot to someone on the waiting list.

Intended audience:  economic developers, city and county leaders, emergency managers, planners, executives from chambers of commerce, redevelopment authorities, and councils of governments, IFAS, SBDC.

  • Elizabeth Kellar, Director of Public Policy and Disaster Recovery Programs, ICMA
  • Dana Crater, Director of Technical Assistance, IEDC
  • Mickie Valente, President, Valente Strategic Advisors
  • Tom Wieczorek, Director, Center for Public Safety Management
  • Todd Lang, Senior Associate, IEDC

Questions? Contact Will Fricke (

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75 S Davis Ln, Defuniak Springs, FL 32435, USA
DeFuniak Springs
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