Disaster Relief – Mayor’s Disaster Advisory Council (MDAC)

The Mayor’s Disaster Advisory Council (MDAC) aims to advance the City’s effort in becoming the most prepared and resilient city in America.

Key Impact

Increased NotifyLA reach by 60+%

The Mayor’s Disaster Advisory Council (MDAC) serves as an advisory group of private sector leaders in support of emergency preparedness led by the City’s Department of Emergency Management. The MDAC also helps bring private resources to key projects that support City initiatives and services, or used to pilot new projects, that support the City’s emergency preparedness and response efforts. The MDAC focuses on community resilience, public awareness during an emergency, innovation and technology and regional collaboration.

Support of the MDAC helped to launch the update to Notify LA, the City’s official mass notification system used to send voice messages, text messages and email messages to residents and businesses during times of emergencies and disasters. The update increased the reach of Notify LA by 60%.

Issue Area

Disaster Relief & Recovery

Partners

Department of Emergency Management, City of Los Angeles
UPS
Annenberg Foundation
Ring

Programs Similar to Disaster Relief – Mayor’s Disaster Advisory Council (MDAC)

  • An effort to scale up mobile vaccinations in some of the most vulnerable parts of Los Angeles by administering vaccine doses through mobile units in some of the hardest hit communities.

  • Providing direct cash assistance to low-income families during the holiday season.

  • Masks and health supplies for vulnerable communities.

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