Community

From CIPedia
Revision as of 17:41, 30 October 2015 by Mtheocharidou (talk | contribs)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Definitions

National Definitions

United States

Community refers to a place designated by geographical boundaries that functions under the jurisdiction of a governance structure, such as a town, city, or county. It is within these places that people live, work, play, and build their futures. [1]


FEMA[2] refers to the term of "Whole Community":
  • Individuals and families, including those with access and functional needs
  • Businesses
  • Faith-based and community organizations
  • Nonprofit groups
  • Schools and academia
  • Media outlets
  • All levels of government, including state, local, tribal, territorial, and federal partners


The phrase "whole community" appears a lot in preparedness materials, as it is one of the guiding principles. It means two things:

  1. Involving people in the development of the national preparedness documents.
  2. Ensuring their roles and responsibilities are reflected in the content of the materials.


See also

Notes