Issue 105 - November 2020
Tribute to Our MembersBy Abraham Han, Management Analyst
This year’s virtual Risk Management Educational Forum, Resilient Together, featured a video tribute to the Authority’s members. The tribute video highlighted the many different challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and also inspired attendees through sharing stories of resilience and overcoming obstacles in these unprecedented times.
The Authority received an overwhelming response to requests for submissions. Several members expressed the challenges of finances and staffing being impacted by the pandemic. Others mentioned the difficulty in continuing to provide a high level of service to the community through solutions such as remote work and proper distancing procedures. Others faced the additional hardship of a natural disaster during the pandemic, such as the fires in the City of Malibu.
Although a wide range of obstacles continue, our members have adapted to the changing times. The City of Calabasas extended a grant program for businesses that was impacted by the pandemic, and the city also offered online community programs. The City of Lakewood carried out a community event through a socially distanced drive-thru. The City of Norwalk set up new cleaning and distancing procedures for its public transportation, which also serves surrounding communities that need the system for work and travel. These are just a few of our members’ amazing efforts that were highlighted during Resilient Together.
The Authority is interested in continuing to hear about members that have undertaken amazing efforts to be resilient during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you are interested in sharing your agency’s story, please contact Abraham Han or your assigned Risk Manager.< Back to Full Issue Print Article