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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan takes part in Tennessee Silver Jackets Charter Signing Ceremony

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan recently joined Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and a host of others to celebrate the signing of the Tennessee Silver Jackets Charter.

A federal program, Silver Jackets is implemented by a participating state which then organizes a team of cooperating agencies, including federal, state and local agencies.

Federal, State and local agencies gathered at Metro Nashville’s Development Services Center to form a group partnership to help reduce flood reduction Sept. 23, 2014.  Silver Jackets is an innovative program that provides an opportunity to consistently bring together multiple state, federal, and local agencies to learn from one another and apply their knowledge to reduce risk.

Federal, State and local agencies gathered at Metro Nashville’s Development Services Center to form a group partnership to help reduce flood reduction Sept. 23, 2014. Silver Jackets is an innovative program that provides an opportunity to consistently bring together multiple state, federal, and local agencies to learn from one another and apply their knowledge to reduce risk.

The purpose of the program is to improve coordination and communication among disaster-response agencies to prepare for impending emergencies and to speed up recovery efforts afterwards.

“I am honored to have been chosen to be a part of the program at the charter signing,” said Mayor McMillan. “Having survived a tornado and a hundred year flood, both of which changed the face of Clarksville, I know how important it is to build relationships that will help us respond in emergencies.”

“I’m very glad that Tennessee has joined the Silver Jackets program and I look forward to working with our partner agencies,” stated McMillan.


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