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Community and Regional Resilience Institute Announces Leading Communities for the Community Resilience System

Friday, September 09, 2011

The Community and Regional Resilience Institute (CARRI) yesterday announced seven leading communities that will serve as initial pilots of the Community Resilience System. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony and dinner at the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit – Remembrance, Renewal, and Resilience held at the Newseum in Washington, DC. These leading communities will be the first to use the Community Resilience System – a web-based system that helps communities assess their capacity to withstand significant disturbances and create an approach to recovery. These leading communities will provide feedback to CARRI that will help refine the CRS and make it even more useful to American communities.

The seven leading communities that will pilot the Community Resilience System are:

  • Anaheim, California;
  • Anne Arundel County and Annapolis, Maryland;
  • Charleston and the Tri-County Area, South Carolina;
  • Gadsden, Alabama;
  • Greenwich, Connecticut;
  • the Mississippi Gulf Coast; and
  • Mount Juliet, Tennessee.
More information about CARRI and the Community Resilience System can be found at www.ResilientUS.org.