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The Sarasota COAD is a public-private partnership that maximizes the power of local voluntary, private and non-profit organizations with the resources of government. It forges a true community collaboration that exists not only to enhance services to disaster survivors but also to solidify long-lasting relationships.

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Words from the Community


“ A community's resilience to disaster is based upon citizens preparedness, governments preparedness/response, and a multi-faceted recovery that leverages governmental action, public/private partnerships with business/industry, and the non-profit community to ensure citizens needing assistance do not slip through the cracks. COAD provides the mechanism to connect the non-profit community with business, industry, and government to identify citizens who are in need creating a force multiplier to care for their needs.  This coordination, communication, and connection through COAD makes Sarasota a more resilient community.

Richard Collins,

 Director - Sarasota County Emergency Services

"Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) coordinates the strategic resources in our community to provide services for those affected by a disaster and requires assistance to recover.  We connect resources from non-profits, businesses, industries and government to foster resiliency in our community's recovery process."

John Livingston


COAD Chair