The Central Coast Regional Emergency Management Partnership (the” Partnership”) in the Central Coast Region was established in December 17, 2018, through a Memorandum of Understanding between Nuxalk Nation, Central Coast Regional District, and BC Government (represented by Emergency Management BC) to enhance and lead regional emergency management in preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation to support a disaster resilient region. The Partnership formalizes a process to address capacity challenges, better address cross-jurisdictional gaps in emergency management and will provide oversight on regional issues.
The Steering Committee, which is equally represented by the CCRD, Nuxalk Nation and Emergency Management BC (EMBC), has developed a Terms of Reference to guide the implementation of the MOU for the Partnership. The Steering Committee has convened three meetings to discuss regional emergency management priorities for the region, which comprises of updating the regional emergency plan, coordinate regional training and exercise and develop regional public education materials.
A Regional Partnership Emergency Management Coordinator was hired in September 2019 who is responsible for developing plans and processes, research and analysis, stakeholder and community engagements, and fosters relationships within the region.
Memorandum of Understanding (attached)
News Release: https://archive.news.gov.bc.ca/releases/news_releases_2017-2021/2019PSSG0025-000309.htm
Chief Wally Webber, Nuxalk Nation, 250-799-5613
Chair Samuel Schooner, CCRD, 250-799-5291, firstname.lastname@example.org