MRM -> Municipal Recovery Manager

A Municipal Recovery Manager (MRM) is a mandatory member of an Emergency Management Coordination Group.

A Municipal Recovery Manager should be a senior representative of a council, as a typical post-emergency recovery process can involve many aspects of council’s activities over a considerable period.

A Municipal Reovery Manager's role within a MECC may include:

  • managing municipal and community resources for community support and recovery as part of EMCG, liaising with MERC and MERO on the best use of municipal resources
  • liaising with the regional recovery committee and Department of Human Services
  • establishing Emergency Relief and Recovery Centres as required
  • liaising, consulting and negotiating with recovery agencies and council on behalf of the affected area and community recovery committees
  • establishing a public information and coordination centre at the municipal offices or a location more appropriate to the affected area(s)
  • coordinating the accurate dissemination of recovery information to council’s senior management and the public
  • support the rapid impact assessment process for the validation of impact information
  • ensuring the effective management of the MECC for recovery
  • ensuring the monitoring and recording of Council’s expenditure
  • managing the timely and planned withdrawal of recovery services
  • undertaking other specific recovery activities as determined.

In effectively carrying out their duties, Municipal Reovery Managers should also consider:

  • keeping families/households together in any evacuation, temporary accommodation, or resettlement process. This may also be important for isolated cultural groups
  • maximising the flow of information throughout the affected community
  • making provision for programs that enable those affected to actively participate in their own and their communities recovery
  • maximising the use of local resources, groups and individuals. Local suppliers should be used wherever possible in the provision of material and physical resources
  • ensuring effective liaison between recovery teams, volunteer resources, and existing community organisations
  • encouraging practices that allow for self-determination and maximise community involvement in recovery planning
  • making use of existing structures, resources, and local formal and informal networks of care and support wherever possible
  • ensuring that all recovery workers are given support, debriefing/defusing relief and rest
  • planning for the withdrawal of external and internal recovery resources whilst ensuring continuity of the recovery process.

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Operation of a Municipal Emergency Coordination Centre - Practice Note
  2. Google Search
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