The COVID-19 pandemic might be keeping us away from work, school, and unfortunately, one another, but it’s not holding us back from planning ahead. This is especially true for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments as they work to improve emergency preparedness for the future. Take Greenwood Village, Colorado, for example. 

On Friday, April 10, 2020, the city moved forward as planned with a Continuity of Operations (COOP) “refresher” workshop—only they did so virtually with Tennessee-based BOLDplanning versus face to face. The workshop, conducted through Zoom video conferencing, was led by BOLDplanning representatives, James Woulfe, CBCP, PCP, and Karla O’Grady, PCP. 

All attending Greenwood Village department planners were refamiliarized with general continuity planning elements. And, everyone received additional instruction for using the platform. It’s the solution of choice for over 10,000 COOP, EOP (Emergency Operations), and Hazard Mitigation plans nationwide. 

Greenwood Village planners will now use the knowledge gained during the remote COOP workshop to update/improve their continuity plans over the next few weeks. A round of comprehensive plan reviews by BOLDplanning’s Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) will follow shortly thereafter. With graded plans in hand, the city will be able to make additional modifications, if necessary, furthering the city’s emergency preparedness. 

In case you’re unfamiliar, Greenwood Village is located just south of Denver and is part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city encompasses only 8.3 square miles within Arapahoe County but is currently home to approximately 16,000 people. 

By taking part in activities like the recent COOP “refresher” workshop with BOLDplanning, residents can rest assured knowing their city is doing everything possible (even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic) to ensure the availability of essential services during all types of business disruptions. 

If your organization is like Greenwood Village, Colorado, and wants to continue moving forward with its COOP, EOP, and/or Hazard Mitigation planning during this critical time, consider taking advantage of the BOLDplanning Remote Online Workshop Service. Email or call 615.469.5558 to learn more now.