A Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) outlines guidance to TPO Staff and Board Members to ensure all federal and state required Essential Functions continue to be performed in the event of an extended interruption of services due to a declared emergency or disaster. This includes governance; advisory committees; delegation authority; plans and processes; and safekeeping of public records.
Unforeseen events in Marion County may involve, but are not limited to: hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, fires, terrorist attacks, pandemics or other health outbreaks. The primary goal of the COOP is to ensure the TPO maintains continuous operations or resumes normal operations as soon as possible. This applies to circumstances when the impacts of an event limit or prevent access to the TPO’s office facility (Marion County Growth Services Building – 2710 East Silver Springs Boulevard – Ocala, FL 34470), and the use of meeting facilities by TPO boards and committees.