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SEDCOR honored with Al Loucks Business-Government Partnership Award

Wednesday, August 31, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elizabeth Peters
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SEDCOR's December session of the Cascadia Threat series brought 200 community and business leaders to the Salem Convention Center to learn business' role in disaster recovery.

The City of Salem honored SEDCOR, the lead economic development entity for Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties, with the Al Loucks Business-Government Partnership Award. The award was presented by Salem City Councilor Steve McCoid on Monday, August 29 before hundreds of city and community leaders at the Loucks Auditorium in the Salem Public Library.


"SEDCOR did our community a tremendous service with their series on the Cascadia earthquake and for bringing together businesses to link with agencies in preparing for and responding to the BIG ONE," said McCoid.


The Al Loucks Business-Government Partnership Award honors a business making a major contribution to a city program or project. The award acknowledged SEDCOR's work in preparing the business community for a major disaster through its 2015-16Cascadia Threat series.


"We are honored to receive this recognition, and view this as recognition of all of the partners on this project--City of Salem, Marion County, and Oregon Office of Emergency Management," said Chad Freeman, SEDCOR President. "The Cascadia Threat series brought important information to our business community about the need to prepare for any type of disaster, which is critical to business continuity in our region."


"This was very innovative leadership shown by a group who thought beyond the government response and integrates the great resources of the private sector to play a large role in recovery efforts following a major disaster," said McCoid. "They have created a forum for the ongoing cataloging and discussion of assets and services that will be important as we respond."


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