Tribal member’s dedication to Indian Country honored by AARP

Each year, AARP awards Native American elders for their contributions to the improvement of their tribes and communities. Citizen Potawatomi Nation member and Emergency Management Department Director Tim Zientek was chosen in 2021 as one of 47 elders recognized for his “achievements, community service and impact,” according to the organization.

Federal grants to improve emergency communications in Pottawatomie County

 First responders learned hard lessons in the aftermath of the May 19, 2013 tornado outbreak that damaged substantial portions of CPN’s jurisdiction. In the early stages of the rescue and recovery efforts around Bethel Acres, Okla., radio communications across the county quickly were overwhelmed. Emergency responders working in the afflicted areas received busy signals when Read More »