Thursday meeting aimed at fire victims

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Victims will get a say in cleaning up Black Forest. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Victims will get a say in cleaning up Black Forest.

One of the most common complaints following any natural disaster is that the victims have little say in the recovery.

But El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn, who is leading the recovery for the Black Forest fire, says he believes our community can avoid that pitfall. With that in mind, he's hosting a series of meetings dedicated to listening to those who have been impacted by the fire. Glenn says he'll use the information gathered at those meetings to tweak the way the county is handling the clean-up. 

The next meeting is this Thursday. 



Black Forest Fire Long Range Recovery Planning Committee

Lessons Learned Town Hall Scheduled for Thursday, August 22


El Paso County, CO, Thursday, August 8, 2013 – El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn, Chair of the Black Forest Fire Long Range Recovery Planning Committee and El Paso County Commissioner Peggy Littleton, Subcommittee Chair will host a “Lessons Learned” Town Hall meeting on Thursday, August 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Tent at New Life Church located at 11035 Voyager Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80921.

This meeting is solely dedicated to receiving community feedback on “Lessons Learned” from the Black Forest Fire. Attendees are encouraged to provide their own assessment of the critical lessons (positive and negative) that should be captured to assist the County in preparing an after-action report on the Black Forest Fire.

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