Mayor's Corner

Mayor Andrew Chou

September 2023

by Mayor Andrew Chou

National Preparedness Month

As the summer season transitions into fall, we recognize September as National Preparedness Month - a time when we come together to ensure that we are ready for any situation that may arise. Preparedness is not just about natural disasters; it’s about being equipped to handle any challenges that life throws our way.

In Diamond Bar, we take pride in our sense of community and support for one another. During National Preparedness Month, let’s extend that support by taking proactive steps to safeguard our families and homes. 

Here are a few essential tips to keep in mind:

  • Create an Emergency Plan: Sit down with your family and discuss what you would do in case of an emergency. Identify meeting points, communication methods, and evacuation routes.
  • Build an Emergency Kit: Assemble a kit with essential supplies such as non-perishable food, water, medication, first aid supplies, flashlights, batteries, and important documents. Having these items on hand can make a significant difference during unexpected situations.
  • Stay Informed: Sign up for local alerts and notification to stay informed about emergencies in our area: Follow the official social media accounts of our City and emergency services for timely updates. 
  • Community Involvement: Get involved in neighborhood or business watch programs. Knowing your neighbors and working together can enhance our collective ability to respond effectively.

Additional emergency preparedness information is available on the City’s website:

 I encourage you to take this opportunity to assess your own preparedness and make any necessary improvements. Our collective actions today can make a significant impact on our resilience tomorrow.

Lastly, I invite you to join the 2023 State of the City Address scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Diamond Bar Center. During this event, I will deliver a presentation that highlights community members, key projects, and ongoing initiatives aligned with the priorities and goals of the City Council. Your presence would be greatly appreciated!

The City Council welcomes your comments, concerns, or questions. You can reach me or any other Council Member by calling (909) 839-7010 or by using the links to our email addresses located on the City Council Member web pages. We look forward to hearing from you.

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