- Policy Platforms
WGA Policy Resolution 2021-06, Disaster Preparedness and Response: This updated resolution recognizes the important role Governors have in coordinating the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. It recognizes the important federal role in preparing for and responding to disasters and emergencies, and emphasizes the need for cooperation and clear communication between federal, state, territorial, local, and tribal governments and between governments and their constituents. In any disaster or emergency situation, good communication is key to developing and executing an effective response from governments, promoting public confidence in those response actions, and empowering citizens to make informed decisions about their safety and welfare. Read, download the resolution.