On November 7, the application period closed for the 2014-2015 NACCHO MRC awards and staff reviewed applications throughout the month of November. Staff will complete the reviews process in December and notices of awards will be sent to MRC units in January.
Staff attended several conferences in November to represent the MRC, including the National League of Cities conference; the American Public Health Association annual meeting; and the International Association of Emergency Managers conference. Staff also conducted three focus groups at these conferences to learn more about attendees’ awareness of and partnerships with the MRC. The findings from these focus groups will be shared in a larger report.
Additionally, staff continued work on the Volunteer Core Competencies, started drafting questions for the 2015 MRC Network Profile survey, regularly engaged users on MRC Connect, and produced the November “In Touch” and Fall “In Focus” newsletters.