In this episode of Local Gov Life, Tim Gleason, former city manager of Washington, Illinois, discusses how he managed the crisis of an EF-4 tornado striking his community.
It has been four years since one of the worst tornado outbreaks struck the state of Illinois. The rare event resulted in 20+ tornadoes, hundreds being injured, several fatalities, and millions of dollars' worth of damage.
In this episode of Local Gov Life, Tim Gleason, former city manager of Washington, Illinois, sits down with ICMA to discuss how he managed the crisis of an EF-4 tornado striking his community of 16,000 residents - the leadership lessons learned, the behind-the-scenes decisions made, and the emotions of that fateful November day.
Ultimately, the 2013 tornado was a lesson in being prepared for the worst and being able to make quick-thinking decisions. Four years later, has the community recovered?
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