2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
Peoria County, IL
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
Illinois

The Central Illinois Public Information Officer Committee identified and established over 100 Joint Information Centers in order to prepare the five-county region for a large-scale disaster. This initiative expedites the release of accurate and timely public information during the immediate aftermath of disaster. These centers are established in collaboration with volunteer private and public organizations, who meet certain criteria including guaranteeing 24/7 access to the facility to all committee members, as well as use of their office equipment.