CRN Initiatives recognizes that Hurricane Katrina was unique in its historic damages but not that uncommon as a major declared disaster. In fact there have been almost 400 major declared disasters throughout the United States since Katrina hit in August of 2005. Our country averages over 34 major declared disasters each and every year. So we all must be ready as the frequency and intensity of disasters are increasing with evolving climate changes.
The key challenge associated with responding to any disaster is determining how to most effectively mitigate the immediate damage while simultaneously planning for longer term recovery and restoration of the affected areas back to normalcy. Restoration planning must begin with a strategically focused process that includes a pre-determined end game and/or exit strategy. CRN Initiatives can help to facilitate readiness by performing a confidential internal assessment to ensure a fully coordinated disaster response effort that includes a Disaster Preparedness Plan that is easily implementable.
To effectively implement a cohesive disaster response and community revitalization program, CRN Initiatives’ disaster response and recovery management team possesses:
- Expertise in disaster management
- Experience in recovery planning and infrastructure restoration,
- Knowledge of local, state and federal processes,
- Capacity for proactive/resourceful response to changing events,
- Ability to manage multiple projects and make timely decisions
- Commitment to the use/deployment of smart recovery management tools, and a
Management approach that facilitates citizen empowerment and group consensus while embracing competing interests.
“Green Energy” Consulting:
Ray Nagin is a big believer that climate change is real and our only way out is to stimulate our economy by developing and mass marketing green energy alternatives. He is a user at his home, office and drives hybrid cars. During his time as Mayor of New Orleans he pushed innovative green initiatives that included two of the largest LEED certified affordable housing communities in the country. The city also has fleets of biofuel buses and vehicles. Most of the post Katrina repaired public facilities, like libraries were built energy efficient. During his time in office, New Orleans also won one of the coveted official solar city designations.
CRN Initiatives is currently consulting with several investors who are bringing new, innovative green energy products to market. We are currently working on the “Triple Play” of energy efficiency with Solar, LED lighting and an innovative water valve that produces up to 30% savings. We offer an array of consulting services that include patent filing support, business plan development, investor identification, market research and product rollout coaching.
Ray Nagin specializes in winning very difficult political races, especially with first time candidates. He has never been defeated in four major races run. His toughest race was right after Hurricane Katrina hit and many of his political base was dispersed across 44 different states. He ran a successful local race that had a state wide and national scope that defied the odds by garnering diverse citizen support from republican and democratic voters to win re-election. CRN Initiatives has the team and knowledge to successfully run any campaign from start to finish. We can help you beat all of the odds successfully. If you are interested in running for political office, CRN Initiatives can coach you to the winner’s circle.