North Dakota Citizen Corps Council honored

From a news release:

The North Dakota Citizen Corps Council is the winner of a 2010 National Citizen Corps Achievement Award.

The council has been recognized for exemplary community preparedness efforts and was selected as the winner in the category of Outstanding State/Territory Citizen Corps Initiatives Award.

This is the second consecutive year a North Dakota Council was selected as an award winner. Last year, the United Tribes Technical College Citizen Corps Council won the Outstanding Tribal Citizen Corps Council Award.

The North Dakota Citizen Corps Council was chosen as a national award winner, in part, due to its work during the 2009 spring floods and the Dickinson tornado. The council also helped to establish the state’s first Teen Community Emergency Response Team program in Cass County and provided a leadership role in ND Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and the state’s donations management activities.  

Administered by FEMA and implemented locally, Citizen Corps is the grassroots movement to actively engage civic leaders and the public in community safety and disaster preparedness. Citizen Corps programs in North Dakota include Community Emergency Response Team, Neighborhood Watch, Volunteers in Police Service and Medical Reserve Corps.