Newsmakers Program Discusses City’s Work with NIST for Resilience Playbook

(Joplin, MO) – The upcoming Newsmakers interview program on Missouri Southern State University’s (MSSU) KGCS-TV will examine the City of Joplin’s role in a project focusing on the City’s disaster management and resiliency following the May 22, 2011 tornado.

The City of Joplin recently entered an agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST helps fund the work of the CoE, which is located on the Colorado State University’s website. They are currently developing a playbook and creating a software model called Interdependent Networked Community Resilience Modeling Environment (IN-CORE) that will assist communities that have experienced a disaster with resilience planning and with developing post-disaster recovery strategies.

Troy Bolander, Joplin’s Director of Development, Planning and Neighborhood Services, is the guest on the show with host Bobbie Pottorff. Joplin is one of several communities that was asked by the CoE to help validate the metrics use in the IN-CORE model because of the city’s experience in resilience planning and recovery after the 2011 tornado.

The program will air on weeknights the week of December 20 on KGCS-TV at 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm, and at 5:30 am on Saturday, December 25 on KOAM-TV. It has also be uploaded to KGCS Missouri Southern’s YouTube channel and can be viewed at on YouTube.

For questions or to request more information, contact Lynn Onstot, Public Information Officer, at 417.624.0820, ext. 1204.

Newsmakers is produced by KGCS-TV, a service of the Department of Communication at MSSU. Programming may be seen over the air on channel 21 and on regional cable television systems


Lynn Onstot, Public Information Officer
City of Joplin
417.624.0820, ext. 1204

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