The Kenosha County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) fosters community partnerships to better prepare for and recover from an active disaster

What is the Kenosha County COAD?

The Kenosha County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) is a recently formed local group established in 2023.

The mission of the Kenosha County COAD is clear and compelling — fostering community partnerships to better prepare for and recover from an active disaster. This includes disasters of all scales, from natural calamities to unforeseen emergencies.

The Kenosha County COAD actively promotes preparedness by encouraging collaboration and information sharing between leaders in the private sector and government entities. This helps prepare our community to face any challenges that may arise, with a focus on proactive measures to reduce risks and enhance overall readiness.

In times of crisis, a unified response is paramount. By serving as a liaison, the Kenosha County COAD facilitates coordination between the private sector and government, allowing for efficient response and recovery efforts. This collaborative approach maximizes the impact of resources and minimizes the potential impact of critical incidents on our community.

At the heart of the team’s mission is inclusivity. The private sector plays a pivotal role in the overall well-being of our community. By integrating all sectors into our framework, we create a comprehensive and robust network that draws on the strengths and resources of each participant.

As we move forward, we invite leaders in our community to actively engage with the Kenosha County COAD. Your participation is crucial to the success of our mission. Together, we can build a resilient community that stands united in the face of any challenge.

Who can join the Kenosha County COAD?

If you are a leader from one of the below groups and passionate about contributing to the resilience of Kenosha County, we encourage you to join the Kenosha County COAD.

  • Businesses
  • Community Leaders
  • Government Agencies
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Faith-Based Organizations

How can I get involved?

  1. Attend COAD Team Meetings: We are excited to announce the COAD Team Meeting dates for 2024:
    • March 21​st
    • June 26​th
    • September 12​th
    • November 14th
  2. Volunteer Your Skills: Whether you are an expert in disaster management, community outreach, or a specific field, your skills are valuable in building a more resilient community.
  3. Promote Awareness: Spread the word about the Kenosha County COAD within your network. Increased awareness leads to greater community engagement and collaboration.

For more information or to express your interest in getting involved, please contact Kenosha County Management at or call 262-605-7900.

Authored by Angela Elliott, Kenosha County COAD Leadership Team Member; Executive Director – Habitat for Humanity of Kenosha

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