Over the course of six months, the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation convened more than 30 community leaders to develop a blueprint for an exciting new collaboration between local government and communitybased organizations to mobilize resources in the event of a disaster. This blueprint defines the structure for the Tahoe-Truckee COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster), and how member organizations will partner to help Tahoe-Truckee residents prepare, respond, and recover from disasters. This work was made possible by a grant from the League of California Community Foundations and was facilitated by an expert consultant.
Connecting Point is proud to announce that local resident Anne Rarick has been hired as the Tahoe-Truckee COAD Manager. Anne served as the Director of Hunger Relief for Sierra Community House for the past several years and has a long history of working with nonprofits and community groups in the Tahoe Truckee area. She has experience with community organizing, operations, and public health programming. She was also instrumental in beginning the Emergency Warming Center and has a deep understanding of local partnerships and support services. Anne holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish & International Studies and a master’s degree in Public Health.
In her new role, Anne will convene leaders from across the community to act on the blueprint. This work will be ongoing to ensure that Tahoe Truckee is increasingly resilient in the face of future disasters. The project is jointly funded by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Connecting Point, Placer & Nevada Counties, and the Town of Truckee.
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