APA Iowa Chapter Members,

As you are all aware communities across our state have been
devestated by recent flooding. LeAnne Harter, Story County Planning
and Zoning Director has volunteered to coordinate efforts to connect
members of our organization who are willing to volunteer to help
conduct damage assessment or offer other assistance to those
communities in need. Leanne is working to put together a list of
volunteers, create teams and follow the proper protocols to ensure
that we are responding to this disaster correctly. If you have any
interest in assisting please contact LeAnn at the address, phone or
email listed. Leanne is working with Les Beck in eastern Iowa to
coordinate the effort. She also has the the Iowa damage assessment
presentation which she is willing to provide before dispatching teams.

Also, to do this, the various jurisdictions sending volunteers might
qualify for partial reimbursement through mutual aid compacts.
Leanne is working to gather more information on this matter and will
share it with those that volunteer.

Thanks to Leann and Les for this great effort! Please help out if
you can.

Leanne A. Harter, AICP, CFM
Story County Planning and Zoning Department
900 6th Street
Nevada, Iowa 50201
lharter (AT) storycounty (DOT) com