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Bringing it all back home: Continuity of government planning for local government

Robin J. Clark, JD, Adrian Wilairat, JD

Abstract


Continuity of government (COG) planning for local government is an important aspect of our nation's preparedness. COG plans help to prepare local government officials for emergencies in their jurisdiction by identifying legal authorities, orders of succession, and alternate facilities. This article summarizes relevant guidance, outlines key features, and provides substantive examples of the content of local government COG plans.

Keywords


continuity of government; order of succession; local officials; continuity planning and cgc-1.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/jem.2009.0018

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