There is a saying in the community of people with access and functional needs, “There should be nothing done about us, without us.” Successful planning depends on having the right people at the table when strategies are considered and plans are developed. It is also important to recognize that emergency preparedness, response and recovery involves the entire community, therefore a broad spectrum of the community should have a voice at the planning table.
Here you can download the Community Stakeholder Template (link will open a new window). You can adjust it to reflect your community. It provides an excellent starting place for cultivating broad community involvement in emergency planning.