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Storm Clean Up Update:

Crews will be picking up tree debris on the berm through this week, then make a determination on what to do in the future.  For more info CLICK HERE.

Grand Forks Growth Fund - A Jobs Development Authority

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The Grand Forks Growth Fund, established in 1987, is the City's Primary economic development financing program.  It has been managed since 1995 by the Growth Fund, a Jobs Development Authority with advice from the Growth Fund Committee.  

The Grand Forks Growth Fund, a Jobs Development Authority (JDA), through direct and indirect actions, will encourage the creation of new jobs, enhance the economic climate, save existing jobs, create new wealth, enhance the local property tax base, encourage capital investment, improve the quality of life, enhance tourism and local events, promote public, private, or public/private enterprises or partnerships, and diversify the local economy.

The Growth Fund JDA takes final action on recommendations provided by the Growth Fund Committee, a subcommittee to the JDA.

Membership:

The powers and responsibilities of the authority shall be vested in a board of directors consisting of all members of the Grand Forks City Council and the mayor for the City of Grand Forks.

 

Staff:

Meredith Richards   Email
Planning & Community Development Department -  701-746-2661

AWR-219 Site Protection through Observational Techniques

The UND Department of Public Safety is hosting the Department of Homeland Security course Site Protection through Observational Techniques (AWR-219).  We have hosted this course a few times and I would highly recommend and encourage attendance from your areas.  

Emergency responders, security professionals, security support staff, and the public must work together to identify suspicious objects, substances, and people. This course trains public safety personnel to improve their observational techniques by using a four-step ongoing screening process that includes increasing protective awareness, identifying preoperational behaviors, evaluating, and taking action. Participants will use fictional scenarios to examine each step of the process.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to better recognize, communicate, and act upon suspicious behaviors that could indicate a terrorist attack.

 Professional Disciplines: Law Enforcement, Public Safety Communications, Transportation Security, Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety Professionals

The target audience for the Direct Delivery version of this course is public safety personnel or other personnel who have extensive contact with the public.

 This course is completely free of charge and N.D. Post Approved for law enforcement officers.  All will need to bring your FEMA SID number with you to class. If you do not have a FEMA SID, you can register for one at this link: (https://cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID)

 Contact me with any questions and please email me if you would like to attend.   

 Jen Berger

Director of Emergency Management

Office of Emergency Management

University of North Dakota

 3851 Campus Road Stop 9031

Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-9031

 O 701.777.3341

D 701.777.2030

C 701.330.4884

F 701.777.4132

 jennifer.r.berger@UND.edu

 

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