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18th Annual EMAT Leadership Symposium
March, 2025 (tentative)


The Newly Elected EMAT Board of Directors for terms beginning in 2024 are (from left to right) - Region 5 - Sara Williams, At Large - Bobby Carlton, Region 5 - Justin Bunch, Region 1 - Jon Bodie, Region 6 - Laura Gehrig, Region 2 -Scott Hudson, Martin Ritchey, Region 6 - Mark Chadwick, President, At Large - Jamie Galloway, Immediate Past President, At Large - Steve Rosa, Region 5 - John Henderson, Secretary and At Large - Dee Harrison, Treasurer.

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President's Message

Mark Chadwick, CEM, TEM, M-MEMS - President

EMAT Members,

p>Since the Symposium, the Board of Directors have been diligently working to manage a wide array of business matters. One which I am excited to announce is that the 2025 EMAT Symposium will be held in College Station. Initially, this was driven by the fact that the Embassy Suites in San Marcos will be undergoing renovation and would not be available. The Symposium Planning Committee reached out to several venues across the State and during a Board Meeting on May 2, 2024 the Board considered the proposals received. After careful consideration, the College Station Hilton was selected as the venue to be utilized based upon reasonable room rates...

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EMAT Board of Director's Spotlight

JOHN Henderson, TEM

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator John Henderson began his career with the City of Wichita Falls in December of 2002. His first duties with the City were in Risk Management and serving as the Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator. Then in February of 2009, John became the full time Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. He has received the Advanced Professional Development certificate...Read More 


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