Thursday Situation Briefings

8 days ago

Live City situation briefings are scheduled every Thursday at 3:00pm, until further notice. City Manager Jessi Bon is hosting leaders from the City and Community, in an effort to share the latest information with the community and broadcasting the presentation live on Thursdays via MITV-21 and the City's YouTube Channel. Tune in live or watch later! Links to the presentations and videos are below.

Have questions? Please email them to: citymanager@mercergov.org by 12:00pm Thursday and we will try to address them during the presentation.

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March 26 - Video and PowerPoint Presentation

  • The third episode in the City's ongoing series of live video conferences featured Dr. Hal Quinn, a board-certified physician practicing at Mercer Island Pediatrics. Dr Quinn also serves as the Medical Director on the City’s emergency response team and works closely with MIPD Emergency Manager Franklin on medical oversight and protocols for major City incidents.
  • Topics covered include: Doctor Quinn shared his observations about the regional COVID-19 outbreak and suggest appropriate measures for parents and the community to consider during this unprecedented time; the City’s response to Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home” Order and impacts to City operations; updates from MIPD and MIFD; and a Community Call to Action (what you can do to help).

March 19 - Video and PowerPoint Presentation

  • The second episode in our ongoing series of live video conferences to update the community on the City's coronavirus response and continued preparations for extended impacts featured Donna Colosky (MI School District Superintendent), Laurie Givan (Exec Director of the MI Chamber of Commerce), Cindy Goodwin (Director of the City’s Youth & Family Services Dept), Ed Holmes (Police Chief), and Steve Heitman (Fire Chief), will all join the briefing to provide updates and help answer questions from the community.
  • Topics covered included: Police and Fire situation briefings; City service changes; Support for local business; New Public Health orders, and more.
March 12 - Video and PowerPoint Presentation
  • City Manager Jessi Bon hosted a live video conference to update the community on the City's coronavirus response and ongoing preparations. The Police Chief, the Fire Chief, and the Director of Youth & Family Services joined the briefing to help answer questions from the community.