Co-chair Richard Jankovich set up the committees in six different categories. The categories were Grants and Funding Sources, Detention and Watershed, Development and Freeboard, Research and Data Collection, Debris Mitigation and Enforcement, and Education and Marketing.
Jankovich said the committees were created to tackle the complex problem involved in the area flooding, and each committee would also have subject matter experts from to assist in their assignments.
Several State and Federal experts were also on hand from FEMA, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Those experts provided input to include everything from funding ideas to promises of mapping data from current federal projects.
The next meeting of the working group is set to be on the 22nd of September at 0700 pm at City Hall.