PUDGET SOUND ENERGY AWARDS $4,500 TO SUPPORT CERT PROGRAM
April 13, 2016
Ciitzen Corps Council of Pierce County was awarded $4,500 from Pudget Sound Engergy at this month's general meeting. Funding will support ongoing efforts and training for CERT programs throughout the County.
OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER AWARD RECIPIENT
April 25, 2013
Elaine Gualtieri burst onto the Citizen Corps scene in 2008, initially as a representative for Central Pierce Fire and Rescue volunteers. Her enthusiasm quickly spread to the greater vision of establishing a solid Citizen Corps Council for Pierce County (CCCPC). The first CCC board president, Elaine saw the board through the lengthy process of becoming a 501c3 in 2010. She consistently makes herself available to serve in the Pierce County Emergency Operations Center as a Citizen Corps liaison whenever requested. Her personal charm has paved the way in engaging others in the CCCPC mission. This past year, she took time off her job working with the Social Security Administration to travel with Pierce County government representatives to the Emergency Management Institute in Maryland. There along with another CCC volunteer, she provided a strong voice (with a southern twang) to the value of volunteer working side-by-side with the professional first responders.
CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE: COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS AND RESILIENCE
October 10, 2012
Colleen Adler is the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for West Pierce Fire & Rescue which serves the cities of Lakewood and University Place in Washington State. Colleen has a 21-year career with the fire service, the last five being focused on developing and supporting the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program for the citizens of the district. Her focus is to engage the various citizen groups in a collaborative effort to prepare for and respond to emergencies. Colleen is also Vice President of the Citizen Corps Council of Pierce County. Under her leadership West Pierce Fire & Rescue now has over 400 trained CERT members who are ready to assist the community should the need arise.
2010 NATIONAL CITIZEN CORPS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
In 2010, the Citizen Corps Council was awarding the outstanding achievement for Community Collaboration. This was in recognition of the work that was done to bringing together the non-profit, faith-based, and governmental agencies to assist individuals impacted by the flooding. This effort set the groundwork for the Disaster Survivor's Advocacy Team (DSAT) that helps to ensure individuals or their families don't fall through the cracks when disasters strikes. Dennis Lewis from St. Vincent DePaul and Barbara Nelson with Pierce County Emergency Management traveled to Washington DC to receive this honor on behalf of the Council.