What Made Joplin's Disaster Recovery A Success?

Jun 27, 2016

The rebuilding of Joplin after a devastating tornado struck in 2011 was generally applauded as a textbook example of how to take care of people when disaster hits. However, homeowners and businesses on the East Coast are still struggling in the aftermath of 2012's Hurricane Sandy. 

Guests:

  • Troy Bolander is the director of Planning, Development and Neighborhood Services for Joplin.
  • Thomas Corley is executive director of Friends of Rockaway, and has worked in Joplin and Rockaway, New York, through St. Bernard Project.
  • Rob O’Brian is the president and the lead economic development official for the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce.