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FEMA 2018 – 2022 Strategic Plan
On March 15, 2018, FEMA released its 2018 – 2022 Strategic Plan, designed to create a shared vision for emergency management and create a path forward to unify and further professionalize emergency management across our nation.
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State of Texas Plan for Disaster Recovery: Hurricane Harvey
The State of Texas Plan for Disaster Recovery: Hurricane Harvey has been posted for public comment. The plan addresses the utilization of CDBG-DR (Community Block Development Grants) funds (this round is $5.024 billion).
2018 EMAT Symposium
The Annual Leadership Symposium was held on March 4-7, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in San Marcos, Texas. This year’s meeting was one of the largest ones yet with over 150 registrants, 32 speakers and 11 exhibitors.
Kevin Starbuck, CEM, TEM, CPM - President
National Preparedness Month is recognized each September. This year’s theme from FEMA is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” As emergency management professionals, this is a great opportunity to promote preparedness in our communities. It is critical that we build on the foundations of mitigation, prevention, and preparedness to minimize the need for response and recovery. If you have a great preparedness project or program, consider its merit to be recognized by EMAT as part of our awards program during next year’s symposium.
EMAT elections are on the horizon. If you have an interest to serve on the EMAT Board of Directors, the nomination process will open in mid-October. EMAT will have elections...
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.Read More >
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The Emergency Management Association of Texas is dedicated to the advancement of the field of emergency management both statewide and nationally. To that end, EMAT engages in an array of efforts to advance a statewide emergency management agenda and to promote the professional growth of the emergency management practitioner.