Media Release

County Hosts Disaster Coalition Training

Friday, August 16, 2013 9:00 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – Alachua County Emergency Management is seeking to expand its network of disaster resilience partners and is hosting a community based Disaster Coalition Training. Local governments, businesses, faith based organizations, service associations, and volunteer groups are invited to attend the training from August 27, to August 29, 2013, at the Alachua County Emergency Operations Center (1100 SE 27th Street, Gainesville). Training is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is being conducted by the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. The training is free, but the registration deadline is August 21.

The purpose of the training is to improve the community’s disaster resilience by building and strengthening partnerships across the County, and developing tools to integrate community oriented strategies into the County’s recovery plan.

Alachua County Emergency Management Director, David Donnelly stated, “Alachua County is looking to develop a collaborative network of partners that will improve our resiliency to disasters.”

Register online for the Disaster Coalition Training.

For more information, contact Alachua County Emergency Management at 352-264-6500.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).