Marysville Community Coalition teams up with police, parks for forums on emergency preparedness, safe driving

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Police Department, in partnership with the Marysville Parks and Recreation Department and the Marysville Community Coalition, will conduct the latest in a series of free community forums designed to help families better prepare for a disaster or emergency, and provide helpful driving safety advice.

The next scheduled forums are:

• Tuesday, Feb. 7 — "Expecting the Worst: Emergency Preparedness in Marysville."

• Tuesday, March 6 — "Getting There Safely: What Every Driver Should Know."

Both forums start at 7 p.m. in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School Auditorium, located at 5611 108th St. NE.

Police and emergency management officials will explore the most likely types of disaster to befall Marysville, as well as emergency response realities and how to best prepare your family to survive through a disaster.

The second forum will look at the risks to drivers both young and old on the road, as well as defensive driving tips, traffic enforcement and collision investigation.

The forums are free and designed to provide current information, as well as access to resources offered by the Marysville Community Coalition, which is a community partnership of organizations and individuals working together to promote safety, diversity and awareness, and to respond to the needs of the community.

No pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Andrea Kingsford, the city's recreation coordinator and chair of the Marysville Community Coalition, by phone at 360-363-8401 or via email

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