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2017-2018 EMAT Awards!

The Emergency Management Association of Texas Awards Committee has opened nominations for the 2017-2018 Awards Program! Please take the time to nominate a colleague, organization, or jurisdiction that has made exceptional efforts in emergency management this past year. All award recipients will be honored at the 11th Annual EMAT Symposium in San Marcos, March 4-7, 2018.

All nominations must be submitted on or before February 9, 2018 via the online application  or by email at ematawards@gmail.com.

- For more information about the awards, click here.

- Download the EMAT Awards Nomination Form.

2018 Symposium Agenda is now live.
- View it here.
- Register for the Symposium

March 4- 7, 2018 - San Marcos, TX.


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Contact the TEM Committee for questions by emailing ematinfotx@gmail.com.

11th Annual EMAT Symposium

The 11th Annual EMAT Symposium takes place March 4-7, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in San Marcos, TX. 


If you would like to be an exhibitor and sponsor  at the 2018 EMAT Symposium, please contact ematinfotx@gmail.com. Sponsor Application and Contract and Exhibitor Prospectus - Download here.

President's Message

February 2018

Kevin Starbuck, CEM, TEM, CPM - President

With the beginning of the New Year, emergency managers continue to face new challenges. Many of the communities along the Texas gulf coast continue to work through the long-term issues associated with recovery from Hurricane Harvey. As provided by Joseph Scanlon, “A disaster is not just a calamity but an opportunity, and a manager who is prepared can use it to alter the public agenda.” Recovery presents that opportunity to address resiliency in our communities to be better for the next disaster. As part of this, EMAT seeks to serve as a conduit for emergency management professionals to come together, sharing experiences and capturing the best practices used to improve our communities.

One of the best opportunities to network with emergency management professionals is coming up on March 4-7, 2018 at the EMAT Symposium in San Marcos...

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EMAT Board of Directors Spotlight

Patrice Reisen Hicks, CEM, TEM

Patrice Reisen-Hicks began working for the University of Texas System as the Emergency Management Coordinator in January 2013. While working in this position, Patrice has built effective partnerships between the UT institutions, local jurisdictions, and state agencies in order to strengthen emergency management in the State of Texas. With Patrice’s leadership and guidance, UT institutions are active in preparing for and responding to disaster events.

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