Community leaders as mediators between DMAs and citizens


Community leaders can be the “critical link” between DMAs and citizens. They could also influence citizens to become actor citizens and pass on preparedness training efforts. In Ohio, which has one of the largest populations of Somalis in the USA, the Somali citizens requested that the Regional Planning Commission consults with community leaders in their community for preparation and response functions, because “they were the foremost sources of trustworthy communication”.

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