Governor's Faith-Based & Community Service Partnership for Disaster Recovery

The Partnership Mission

The mission of the Governor's Faith-Based and Community Service Partnership for Disaster Recovery (The Partnership) is to aid Missourians' recovery plans by developing and implementing a holistic approach to disaster recovery, maximizing public and private resources to facilitate an efficient and effective integrated system addressing human services, housing, infrastructure, community and economic development issues.

Vision Statement of The Partnership

The Governor's Faith-Based and Community Service Partnership for Disaster Recovery was created by an executive order issued by Gov. Mel Carnahan after the Great Flood of 1993 to improve the coordination of response to the overwhelming human needs caused by that event. The Partnership was reaffirmed by Executive Order 09-25 in September 2009.

As charged in the executive order, The Partnership’s duties and responsibilities are:

Current Partnership Documents

Upcoming Meetings

The Governor's Faith-Based and Community Service Partnership for Disaster Recovery has regular quarterly meetings and additional emergency meetings as needed. The yearly quarterly meeting schedule is the third Friday of January, April, July and October.

Partnership Minutes

Human Services Resources

Members of The Partnership

The Partnership is comprised of governmental and private agency representatives.

The Partnership is directed by two co-chairs. One co-chair represents the public sector members of the Partnership and is appointed by the Governor. This position is currently vacant. The second co-chair represents the private sector members of the Partnership and is elected by a majority vote of such members. This position is currently filled by Karen Benson of the Convoy of Hope.

The Partnership staff support is provided by the State Emergency Management Agency’s Statewide Volunteer Coordinator, Dante L. Gliniecki; Citizen Corps Coordinator, Rebecca Estes; and Emergency Human Services Planner, Aren Koenig.