2014 Silver Jackets Team of the Year: California Silver Jackets
The 2014 Silver Jackets Team of the Year award was awarded to the California Silver Jackets Team. They were recognized for achievements in flood risk management over the last year. Since the team’s formation in early 2013, they have been actively engaged in collaborative, interagency flood risk management. The team has focused extensively on activities to increase outreach, awareness of, and education about flood risk management. In the first year of its coming together, this multi-level interagency team has developed and implemented a Flood Awareness Week outreach campaign, participated in the Know Your Line initiative, publicized high water marks from historic flood events, developed a draft charter, and completed the California’s Flood Future Re-port: Recommendations for Managing the State’s Flood Risk. Through involvement in this report, the team assisted in developing a strategy for managing future flood risk throughout the state. The California Silver Jackets Team’s significant contributions greatly reflect credit upon themselves and the State of California.