The final phase will require implementing the Plan based on the determined priority list of projects. It will also require reporting periodically to the governing body (per the Plan and the Agreement between the two entities) and will include periodic evaluation of the Implementation Plan, and need to revise the Resilience Plan itself. It’s important that community participation continues in this “final” phase. If Resilience Thinking has been developed, the process will automatically lead to the Group determining that the Plan is no longer relevant and must be revised.
Note, while there will be a nonprofit charged with implementing the plan, to be successful, that group must continue with involving the community. This can best be done by creating groups of citizens, tasked with a portion of the plan that requires large group participation. For example, if the plan requires practice evacuation processes a citizen group tasked with these periodic practices would be very useful in educating the community on an evacuation process while helping create a greater sense of community.
- Develop social media tools to help with the implementation process and to keep the community informed and engaged. Examples include using a FB page and/or webpage to continue communicating with the community.
- Report Periodically to the Governing Body (this should be done with the public present so they can hear how things are going and address any difficulties in implementing any aspect of the plan).
- Periodic Assessment of the Plan’s goals and objective (time lines should be added).
- Recommend when a revised Plan is needed.