Community Network

On September 8, 2009, the Coalition drafted a letter to statewide stakeholder organizations on behalf of Charley English, Director of GEMA. The letter explained that the Coalition was working to identify organizations throughout Georgia that serve and advocate for people with disabilities and older adults for the purpose of (a) enabling those organizations to share Georgia’s disaster preparedness and response information with their constituencies; and (b) ensure that state and local emergency planning incorporates the needs of people with disabilities and older adults. As a result of the letter and follow-up phone calls there are numerous stakeholder organizations in the Coalition’s network. These stakeholder organizations are: