The meeting was called to order at 5:30 pm. Supervisors Peterson was in attendance along with the Clerk. Many other township and county public safety officials were also present.
The Crow Wing County Emergency Management Director, John Bowen, welcomed everyone and introduced the Minnesota Homeland Security & Emergency Management Director Joe Kelly.
Director Kelly gave a presentation covering the following topics:
- Defining the role of the senior municipal officials relative to communications with the public during and after an emergency incident;
- Comparing the responsibility differences between the spokesperson and the public information officer roles;
- Reviewing the relationship between emergency managers and the media;
- Stressing the importance of a maintaining a unified message for the public.
No Board action was taken. There was not a Board quorum present.
There being no further business to conduct, the meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm.
Ideal Township Clerk
June 8th, 2018