Festivals and special events are popular city celebrations but require meticulous planning and complex communications. Eastern Kentucky University Development and Community Engagement partnered with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) to offer special training this fall that is available to city officials at no charge.
EKU will hold classes throughout October at its Richmond campus. Topics include public information and emergency management, crowd management, and incident management.
You will need a TEEX student profile and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) student ID to register.
The Kentucky League of Cities also provides a Special Events Planning Guide to help cities organize safe and enjoyable public events. It includes checklists, waiver templates, and other valuable tools to help city officials minimize risk and reduce costs.