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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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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:
Forms should be submitted to the Nomination Committee Chair Jamie Galloway via:
For more information and the nomination forms, click here (2019-EMAT-Nominations.pdf).
SAVE THE DATE! EMAT Leadership Symposium, February 17-20, 2019, Embassy Suites Hotel, San Marcos, Texas.
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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