The Gwinnett County Office of Emergency Management hosted its yearly Continuity of Operations (COOP) plan refresher workshop the week of December 4, 2019. 

All county departments were invited to join BOLDplanning’s James Woulfe, CBCP, FEMA Level 1 PCP, as he led a series of two half-day sessions covering the core elements of continuity planning: People, Places, and Things. Attendees received valuable instruction as well as a full demonstration of the cloud-based platform (it’s the solution of choice for over 10,000 continuity, emergency and mitigation plans nationwide). They also took advantage of the opportunity to ask questions and share in best practices as they actively worked to begin updates to all departmental plans. 

Users commented that the strength of the workshop was the ability to walk through each section of the plan and edit as [they] went along. “I really appreciate the yearly update, and thoroughly enjoyed the class,” said one of the many attendees. 

Special thanks to Gwinnett County Emergency Management Specialists Nancy Coltrin and Michael Shaw for overseeing the county’s continuity program and coordinating the training opportunity for their colleagues in all county departments.

Located approximately 30 miles northeast of Atlanta, Gwinnett County, Georgia, is one of America’s fastest-growing counties for the past 20 years. It spans 437 square miles, and is home to a population of 927,781 people (U.S. Census, 2018 estimate), making it the second most populous county in the “Peach State.” Gwinnett County is home to 16 municipalities, including Lawrenceville, the County seat.