Dougherty County Releases Informative Recovery Plan

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Given the severe impact of the January 2017 tornadoes, Dougherty County has worked hard to develop and adopt a long-term recovery & resiliency plan to address the needs of its citizens. The recovery blueprint is available for all residents to view on the county website, and is linked on the Facebook & Twitter pages. This plan is the product of countless hours dedicated by the members of the Dougherty County Long Term Recovery Committee, which is comprised of Dougherty County Staff, City of Albany Staff, consulting experts, local, community, state, and federal partners. The Dougherty County Board of Commissioners recently adopted the plan and has made it publicly available.

“Formulating this plan to address the monumental task of moving our community forward has been a process of diligence and dedication from our county commissioners, staff and partners in recovery. This plan identifies many critical projects that are necessary to rebuild our community and further to make sure that we are stronger and more resilient,” comments Chairman Chris Cohilas.

Dougherty County residents are invited to review the plan online, and to participate in all upcoming community meetings and informative sessions outlining details of the recovery process. Commissioners also encourage their constituents to contact them directly with inquiries surrounding their neighborhoods.

Commissioners Gaines, Jones, and Hayes, whose districts were some of the most devastated by the January 22nd Tornado, will be holding a public information session on the long term recovery and resiliency plan on December 12th at the Dougherty County Government Center, 222 Pine Avenue, Room 100 from 6:00 pm -8:00 pm. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend. Additional public information sessions will likewise be publicly announced.