President's Message - March 2022
Jamie L. Galloway, MS, CEM, TEM - President
Dear EMAT Members,
We have been up to a lot at EMAT and we are focused on adding value to your membership.
The 2022 Symposium was a success with over 300 attendees and 30 vendors in attendance. Congratulation to Patrice Reisen, Jim Coles and the symposium committee for a job well done. Planning for the 2023 Symposium is also underway.
Our board members are working on key committees and workgroups throughout the state. The Training Committee continues working on ways to off¬er you professional development throughout the year. Previous trainings are available on the EMAT website at https://emat-tx.org/Webinars.
The newly formed EMAT Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is up and running. The DEI Committee has had their first meeting and we anticipate look for good things to come from the committee.
Congratulations to the members that took the TEM and TEM-B exam at the symposium. All candidates passed the exam and several have since submitted their packets to the TEM Commission for review.
Want to be part of the action? Please join a committee. There are many exciting things happening. I hope you will take advantage of these new initiatives and tell us how we can keep doing better.
We currently have an opening for the Membership Marketing Committee Chairperson open. Those interested in serving in this position or other committees check them out here https://emat-tx.org/committees send inquiries to email@example.com and your information will be forwarded to the proper person.
Hopefully the current trends in the declining cases of Covid-19 continues, it has been a long two years. Add other incidents of wildfires, hurricanes and most recently the tornado outbreak that extended from Central to East Texas. Emergency Managers have continued to handle the changing environments and provide the needed preparedness, response and recovery efforts.
Keep up the good work in Texas and remember to also take care of yourselves.
Jamie L. Galloway, MS, CEM, TEM
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.