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City of Joplin recognizes FEMA official for his service during tornado recovery

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City of Joplin recognizes FEMA official for his service during tornado recovery

During a tour of the newly opened Fire Station #4, Mayor Colbert-Kean presented a Proclamation to Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizing his work for the community’s recovery following the 2011 disaster.

Serino arrived in Joplin on the morning of May 23, 2011, just hours following the tornado. During his deployment in Joplin, he not only led FEMA operations, but also provided his expertise and counsel to City officials and community leaders as they began the immediate work to help our citizens.

“The City of Joplin truly appreciates Rich’s commitment and work immediately following the disaster that expedited the federal response to our area,” said Mayor Kean. “And he has continued to support us to ensure that the resources from the federal level matched the needs identified.”

In addition to this work, Serino hosted a nationwide Think Tank session from the Missouri Southern State University campus in to engage emergency managers across the country in discussions about disaster recovery and in particular, Joplin’s progress. This April 2012 event brought national attention and visibility to Joplin, allowing others to learn about the combined efforts of City officials, community leaders and citizens that were crucial in keeping the recovery process moving forward.

Serino has announced his retirement and will leave his post of FEMA Deputy Administrator on January 23, 2014, making this his last official visit to our community.

“Again, we thank Rich for all of his work and wish him well in future endeavors,” said Kean.

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