The Ouachita Council of Governments (OCOG) is hosting an Introduction to Ouachita Strong - Resiliency Strategy Development and Community Meetings June 19 in Monroe and June 21 in West Monroe.
The theme of Ouachita Strong is "a strategy for local, state, and federal governments, agencies, businesses, faith-based, and non-profits sectors to work together to rebuild our community stronger and smarter." The organization seeks out public input at two community meetings: Tuesday, June 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Monroe Civic Center in the B.D. Robinson Conference Hall or 6-8 p.m. Thursday June 21 at the West Monroe Convention Center.
According to Mayor James Mayo, local governments in Ouachita Parish are working with officials from FEMA and the State of Louisiana to help create a parish-wide resiliency plan. Mayo says that public input is needed at Ouachita Strong Community Meetings. "We want to hear from you. Tell us how we can work together to improve and enhance the involvement of residents, faith-based organizations, businesses, non-profits, and education and health systems during times of crisis."