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This Week's League News


Volume 22 - Number 16 - April 21, 2017
Published by the League of Kansas Municipalities

1 | Is Your City Prepared for a Disaster?
2 | Webinar Announced - Census 2020: Preparing for the Census
3 | Call for Conference Ideas

1 | Is Your City Prepared for a Disaster?

Wildfires. Tornadoes. Chemical plant explosions. Emergency planners often say that the question is not IF a crisis will occur in your city - it is a question of WHEN a crisis will occur. Our May 5 and May 12 Municipal Training Institute (MTI) classes will provide the information necessary for a city to review their preparations for executing pre-disaster and response/recovery operations in a natural disaster. 


Topics include state and federal requirements and points of contact, local procedures for implementation and planning, and management tools to be able to assess a city to determine if they are prepared to execute recovery operations. Attendees will also receive source documents for the development of template recovery plans and operations, and have a chance to review the Kansas Response Plan.


Two sessions are available on May 5 in Lyons and May 12 in Pratt.


Cost to attend this course is $75 for members, $100 for nonmembers. Lunch and materials provided. You will be invoiced for this event.  Register online.


2 |Webinar Announced - Census 2020: Preparing for the Census

The League and U.S. Census Regional Office staff in Denver are teaming up to present an informative webinar for Kansas cities. This webinar will discuss new design changes for 2020 Census, field operations in Kansas, geographic programs, the community and partnership engagement program and how cities can prepare for this important national count of the American people.  The webinar will be on May 11 at 1:00 p.m.


The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade, we take a count–or a census of America’s population.  The 2020 Census will count every person living in the Nation once, only once, and in the right place. In 2020, the Census Bureau is implementing innovations to make it easier than ever to respond to the census.  For the first time, the public will be able to participate in the census online, by phone, or on paper.   We are also building a more accurate address list and automating our field operations-all while keeping information safe and confidential. 


Come and learn what your community needs to do now to get ready.  This webinar will provide an early overview of 2020 Census innovations, timeline, critical geographic program deadlines, and community partnership and engagement program outreach plans.


U.S. Census Bureau-Denver Presenters:

Pauline Núñez, Partnership Coordinator

Jim Castagneri, Geographic Coordinator


Webinar Registration is required ahead of time (limited to 100 participants).  Webinar cost is $25 for member cities, $35 for non-member cities. Register online:

3 |Call for Conference Ideas

The League is developing our sessions for the Annual Conference in Wichita on September 16 and 17. Please let us know if you have ideas for the conference or speakers you've seen that would be beneficial to elected or appointed leaders in the state.  Email your comments to Megan Gilliland, Communications and Education manger.


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