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July 12, 2012

Several residents named to state disaster preparedness commission

A state representative from Joplin and several area residents have been named to a new state commission that will assess Missouri’s disaster recovery efforts.

Plans for the committee, which will be known as the Interim Commission on Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery, were announced today by Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley.

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder will chair the commission, which will include State Rep. Bill White, R-Joplin, and area residents Bennie Crossland, of Crossland Construction; Morris Glaze, a member of the Joplin City Council; Dwight Douglas with Freeman Health System; and Jim Honey, Jasper County Associate Commissioner.

Tilley cited tornadoes that hit Joplin and other communities and flooding that affected other parts of the state and said the goal of the committee is to assess the role played by state and local governments and whether they have provided the best possible service to the people in Missouri.

The panel is to submit its findings by the end of the year.

 

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