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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.

Click here for the link to the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

EMAT Members -

Nominations for the 2019 Board Member Elections are now open. Nominations are due by November 30, 2018. EMAT has adopted a Nominations policy to use for the process. There are 2 forms that are required for submission to the Nomination's Committee. The 1st form is to be completed by the nominator and is information regarding the nominee. The 2nd is the Requirements of Directors form to be completed by the nominee along with a biography and picture of the nominee.

The election will be held for the following:

  • Positions - Directors for regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • At Large Directors - 2 will be elected

Forms should be submitted to the Nomination Committee Chair Jamie Galloway via:

Email: ematinfotx@gmail.com

For more information and the nomination forms, click here (2019-EMAT-Nominations.pdf).

REGISTER NOW! EMAT Leadership Symposium, February 17-20, 2019, Embassy Suites Hotel, San Marcos, Texas.

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President's Message

Devember 2018

Kevin Starbuck, CEM, TEM, CPM - President

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our EMAT members and colleagues. As we prepare to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, it is important to recognize that our work never ends. Our brothers and sisters in emergency management and public safety will be standing watch during this holiday season, ensuring that impacts of Mother Nature and Murphy’s Law are minimized. I am grateful for everyone that serves our communities and keeps us safe… Thank You!

As President of EMAT, I was recently invited to serve on the Texas Senior Advisory Committee (TXSAC), put together by the Office of the Governor, Homeland...

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TEM Certification applications are available now.

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

Get started today by downloading the following documents:

- TEM Application

- TEM Recertification

- TEM Basic

- CEM Reciprocity

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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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.


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