Applications for the 2014-2015 NACCHO MRC Awards were open throughout the month of October, and will close on November 7. NACCHO MRC staff sent regular reminders about the awards and provided technical assistance to those applying for the awards. NACCHO staff will begin reviewing applications soon after the awards close on November 7.
NACCHO also announced the launch of MRC Connect, the first web and mobile application for the MRC. MRC Connect is now available for download in the Apple iTunes store and Google Play market by searching for “MRC Connect.” NACCHO hosted the first MRC Connect Chat on October 27, bringing together MRC Connect users to address questions about this year’s NACCHO MRC awards process.
Lastly, NACCHO staff attended the Emergency Management Summit in Denver and conducted a focus group to learn more about the perceptions that emergency managers have related to the MRC. The findings will be paired with results from future focus groups to inform a larger study about nationwide perceptions about the MRC.