In this episode of Local Gov Life, Paul Shives looks back at preparedness and response efforts, talk about the community's challenges - then and now, and reveals leadership lessons learned from the worst natural disaster in the state's history.
One day you're planning with your staff for the preparation of a hurricane; the next day, you're surveying damage from the worst natural disaster in the state's history. Meet Paul Shives, business administrator of Tom's River, NJ, a community greatly affected by the damage left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The township of 92,000 people suffered 9,200 damaged structures, 750,000 cubic yards of storm debris, and $38 million worth of damage to township property and infrastructure. Hear how Tom's River has managed the rebuilding process and has risen from the destruction of superstorm Sandy.
In this episode of Local Gov Life, Shives looks back at preparedness and response efforts, discusses the community's challenges - then and now, and reveals powerful leadership lessons every local leader can learn from.
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