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Use the headers, below, to browse the history of NEMA and emergency management.

1974

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The National Emergency Management Association is incorporated in the District of Columbia


Super Tornado Outbreak with 148 twisters impacts 13 states and takes 330 lives and injured 5,454 in April known as "The Day of the Thousand Tornadoes". The impact caused creation of the Disaster Relief Act.

1978

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Love Canal Incident near Niagara Falls, NY - public health emergency.


National Governor's Association Emergency Preparedness Project set the stage for all hazards emergency preparedness.

1979

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Three Mile Island Incident

 

On April 1, President Jimmy Carter issued Executive Order 12127 creating FEMA.

 

1981-1982

NEMA President is Charles Ott (AZ)

1982

NEMA 1982 Annual Conference is held in New Orleans, LA


1982-1983

The NEMA President is Ernie Jones (IL)


1983

NEMA 1983 Annual Conference is held in Springfield, IL


1983-1984

NEMA President is Pat Byrne (CO)


1984

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hopal, India - world's first chemical release disaster - killed over 11,000

 

1984

NEMA 1984 Annual Conference is held in Denver, CO

 
 

1984-1985

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The NEMA President is Lacy Suiter (TN)


NEMA works closely with EPA and others to establish SARA Title III Program

NEMA 1985 Annual Conference is held in Nashville, TN

1985-1986

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NEMA President is Don DeVito (NY)

 


1986

Congressman Tom Ridge (R-PA) calls for improvements to the Disaster Relief Act and asks NEMA for input.  This legislative effort culminated into the Stafford Act.

 

 

1986

Chernobyl Radiation Release

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NEMA 1986 Annual Conference is held in Albany, NY

1986-1987

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The NEMA President is James Maher (MS)


1987

NEMA works closely with US DOT and others to implement the Hazmat Transportation Uniform Safety Act (HMTUSA)

NEMA 1987 Annual Confernece is held in Jackson, MS

1987-1988

The NEMA President is Billy Joe Clark (GA)


 
 

1988

The Disaster Relief Act is amended and renamed the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act and signed into law (PL100-707)

1988

The NEMA 1988 Annual Conference is held in Kansas City, MO

1988-1989

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NEMA President is Joe Myers (NC)

 

1989

NEMA 1989 Annual Conference is held in Chapel Hill, NC

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Exxon Valdez oil spill




Califonia Loma Prieta Earthquake


 

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Hurricane Hugo hits North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands




1989

Fall of the Berlin Wall ends the Cold War

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1989-1990

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The NEMA President is R.D. Ross (MO)


 
 

1990

NEMA testifies before Congress to urge Federal, States, and local governments to adopt an all hazards approach to emergency planning.

NEMA 1990 Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO:  NEMA decides to seek affiliation with The Council of State Governments for association management.

NEMA becomes a CSG affiliate headquartered in Lexington, KY.  Sandra Cabot is named NEMA Director.

1990

NEMA testifies before Congress to urge Federal, States, and local governments to adopt an all hazards approach to emergency planning.

1990-1991

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The NEMA president is Mike Malloy (KY)




1991

The NEMA 1991 Annual conference is held in Lexington, KY
 

1991-1992

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The NEMA President is Dale Shipley (OH)

1992

The NEMA 1992 Annual Conference is held in Columbus, OH

NEMA unanimously adopts a position paper supporting the establishment of the IAEM's Certified Emergency Management (CEM) Program.

The first Federal Response plan is disseminated to the States in April, four months before landfall of Hurricane Andrew

Hurricane Andrew hits south Florida
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Hurricane Iniki hits Hawaii

 
 

1992-1993

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The NEMA President is Roy Price, Sr. (HI)


1993

Southern Governor's Association establishes the Southern Regional Emergency Management Assistance Compact (SREMAC)

NEMA and FEMA conduct the Civil Defense Requirements Study to estimate the total budget requirements to fill the shortfall between current resources and requirements for a prudent level of capability nationwide.  The GAO would not allow its release due to the price tag for emergency management.

The Great Floods of 1993 cost an estimated $15 billion and impacted the states of ND, SD, NE, MN, IA, MO, WI, and IL.

The terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City.


 

Hurricane Marilyn strikes the U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico.

Magnitude 8.1 Guam Earthquake

1993

Storm of the Century - the Great Blizzard of 1993 hits the eastern US and leaves 2.5 million without power in 26 states.

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The NEMA 1993 Annual conference is held in Honolulu, HI


1993-1994

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The NEMA President is David McMillion (MD)

 

 

NEMA establishes membership categories for Key State Staff and Individuals. 

 
 

1993

A Congressional Bipartisan Task Force on Disaster Assistance is established to examine federal expenses for response & recovery associated with large scale disasters. Numerous hearings held & legislation introduced to make the Federal government a "first rsponder".

Legislative Chair, Lacy Suiter, institutes weekly conference calls with all state directors to monitor the vast amount of Congressional activity.  These conference calls led to the creation of the weekly State Director Update. 

FEMA introduces mitigation as a "cornerstone" of emergency management.

1994


House & Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Disaster Assistance releases reports - current federal disaster assistance policies in some instances may discourage individuals, communities, and state governments from taking action to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. 

NEMA 1994 Annual Conference is held in Baltimore, MD.

Northridge Earthquake (6.9 magnitude) occurs in Southern California.

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1994

NEMA established Individual Honorary Lifetime Membership Award for all Past Presidents and others making a significant contribution to NEMA.

1994-1995

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The NEMA President is Keith Lough (NM)



1995

FEMA establishes Performance Partnership Agreement with States to consolidate stove-piped funding streams for greater flexibility in the use of Federal emergency management grant funding.

SREMAC becomes EMAC - a national mutual aid compact open to all states and territories. NEMA takes over the administration from Southern Governor's Association.

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1995

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FEMA produces the first National Mitigation Strategy and is endorsed by NEMA.

NEMA establishes the annual New State Director Training Course.

Bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK by domestic terrorists.

Hurricane Opal strikes Florida.  EMAC is activated for the first time when Mississippi provides assistance to Florida. 

NEMA 1995 Annual Conference is held in Albuquerqe, NM.

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The NEMA President is Richard Andrews (CA)



 

1996

NEMA and CSG publish a report on State Emergency 
Management Funding & Structures in response to Congressional reports that suggest State and local governments are not contributing their fair share to disaster preparedness. This evolved into the NEMA Biennial Survey.

U.S. Presidnet William Jefferson Clinton Addresses the NEMA Mid-Year Conference in Washington, DC and announces that the position of FEMA Director has been elevated to Cabinet status through Executive Order.

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  Hurricane Fran strikes the North     Carolina Coast causing $3 billion
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Congress approves EMAC in public law 104-321 thus becoming the first mutual aid compact approved by congress since the Civil Defense Act of 1950.

The NEMA 1996 Annual confernce is held in San Diego, CA

 
 

1996

NEMA approves a position paper calling for the adoption of the Incident Command System by state and local governments.

1996-1997

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The NEMA President is David Rodham (MA)



1997

FEMA implements the Capabilities Assessment for Readiness (CAR)

NEMA unanimously adopts a position paper recommending that FEMA assume a leadership role in coordinating the Federal delivery of terrorism preparedness training to State and local governments.

NEMA endorses a white paper by NC EMA Director Eric Tolbert calling for the establishment of voluntary emergency management standards.

NEMA 1997 Annual Conference is held in Boston, MA where NEMA unveils its first website:  www.nemaweb.org.

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Trina Hembree Sheets is named NEMA Executive Director

 

1997-1998

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The NEMA President is Stan McKinney (SC)

 

 

1998

The largest activation of EMAC to date occurs in response to the Florida Wildfires.

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NEMA adopts a "Call to Action" white paper calling for a more collaborative relationship between FEMA and the States.

The first NEMA Strategic Plan is developed.

EMAC responds to Hurricane Georges in Mississippi and Louisiana.

NEMA 1998 Annual Conference is held in Charleston, SC.

1998-1999

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The NEMA President is Ellen Gordon (IA)

 
 

1999

The Grey Brigade Committee is renamed the Past Presidents Committee

Congress established "Gilmore Commission" to assess the nation's capabilities to respond to terrorism.  NEMA is a regular contributor.  Five reports were issued to Congress between 1999-2003 which include nearly all of NEMA's recommendations. 

NEM establishes Terrorism Committee.  The association unamimously adopts a resolution outlining a National Domestic Preparedness Strategy.


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Janet Reno - first U.S. Attorney General to address NEMA at the 1999 NEMA Mid-Year Conference.





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NEMA, National Governor's Association, & U.S. Department of Justice partner to deliver regional policy briefings on domestic preparedness.

NEMA & NGA co-host the nation's first national policy summit on domestic preparedness in Williamsburg, VA.  The Summit was attended by al 50 states, DC, and the U.S. Terrorities.

 

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EMAC Y2K team sent to FEMA National Emergency Operations center to coordinate interstate mutual aid if needed.

NEMA 1999 Annual Conference is held in Des Moines, IA.

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NEMA adopts a new logo.



1999-2000

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The NEMA President is Joe Myers (FL)



 

 

 
 

2000

EMPG becomes a 50/50 cost share program.

Cerro Grande forest fire impacts Los Alamos, NM.

The NEMA 2000 Annual Conference is held at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, FL.

NEMA works with Congress to ensure passage of The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 - providing more funding to states & locals for mitigation & a Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program.

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NEMA approves a position paper calling for the Administration to issue an Executive Order requiring all Federal agencies to adopt the Incident Command System.



NEMA adopts a resolution on "States Principles for a National Domestic Preparedness Strategy" - sends to Congress and Federal Government.

EMAC responds to Montana wildfires.

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Outgoing FEMA Director James Lee Witt is named NEMA Honorary Lifetime Member.

 

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The NEMA President is James Green (MT)


NEMA Congressional Award recipients are Senator Robert Smith (R-NH), Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Senator Graham (D-FL), and Representative Tillie Fowler (R-FL).

2001

The State of Washington was rocked by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in February

July:  NEMA, the National Governor's Association and the U.S. Department of Justice partner to host a national policy summit on domestic preparedness that is attended by all 50 states, DC, and the US Territories.

NEMA adopts a policy to appoint a Private Sector Member liaison to each full standing committee as non-voting members.

9-11-2011- Terrorists attack the Pentagon & World Trade Towers while NEMA held the 2001 NEMA Conference in Big Sky, MT.  The conference adjourned & an EOC was set up in the hotel.  Military aircraft were utilized to transport state and federal officials home.  

EMAC provides assistance to NY.

 
 

2001

The Partiot Act is signed into law that, among other things, authorizes terrorism prevention grants to state and local governments.
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A Homeland Security Office is established in The White House.

NEMA publishes a white paper on Domestic Preparedness that is endorsed by AGAUS, IAEM, NGAUS, and CSG.  The paper is submitted to the Gilmore Commission.

The White House Homeland Security Advisory Council is established.  NEMA Past Presidents, Dick Andrews and Ellen Gordon, are named members.

NEMA testifies before three Congressional committees on the issue of State and Local Domestic Preparedness.

2001-2002

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The NEMA President is Eric Tolbert (NC)



2002

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White House Homeland Security Director, Tom Ridge, addresses NEMA at the 2002 Mid-Year Conference; receives a standing ovation.
 

2002

NEMA Congressional Award recipients are Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), Senator John Edwards (D-NC), Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK), Representative Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY), Representative Christopher Shays (R-CT), & Representative Saxby Chambliss (R-GA).

President Bush signs into law a bill to establish the Department of Homeland Security.  Twenty-two federal agencies are integrated into DHS, including FEMA.

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NEMA testifies before the U.S. Senate on the First Responder Grant Program.

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EMAP becomes an independent organization from NEMA and is granted affiliation with CSG.

Eric Tolbert resigns his position as NEMA President and State Director of North Carolina to join FEMA as Response and Recovery Director.  President-Elect Glen Woodbury steps in as President.

NEMA holds the first National Emergency Preparedness & Response Partnership Summit with key stakeholder organizations.


Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, NEMA develops the first National Model ESF Plan for Production Agriculture, Animal, and Animal Industry.

 
 

2002

NEMA 2002 Annual Conference is held in Ashville, NC

2002-2003

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The NEMA President is Glen Woodbury (WA)




2003

The NEMA Congressional Award recipients are:  Senator Bill First (R-TN), Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH), Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT), Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Representative Jane Harmon (D-CA), and Represeentative Jim Walsh (R-NY).


NEMA hosts the second National Emergency Partnership Summit with key stakeholder organizations.  This was made possible by the success of the first Summit in 2002. 

EMAC responds to the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster.

The District of Columbia Emergency Management Agency & the Florida Divison of Emergency Managment became the first programs accredited through EMAP. 

 

2003

EMAC responds to the Rhode Island night club fire.

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EMAC responds to Hurricane Isabel impacting North Carolina.



The NEMA 2003 Annual Conference is held in Seattle, WA.

NEMA testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives on building a national response capability.

NEMA enters a three year Cooperative Agrement to enhance EMAC and national mutual aid


2003-2004

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The NEMA President is Ed Jacoby (NY)


 
 

2004

NEMA unanimously adopts a position paper opposing the Administration's budget request to implement a 25% cap on the use of EMPG funds to support personnel and to shift the program's all hazards emphasis to terrorism.

NEMA establishes the National Homeland Security Consortium that includes 21 national associations representing State and Local government emergency preparedness and response officials, elected officials and the private sector.

EMAC responds to four consecutive hurricanes (Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne) that hit FL within six weeks during August & September.

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NEMA Congressional Award recipients are Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Representative Steven LaTourette (R-OH), and Representative James Turner (D-TX).

 

2004

NEMA partners on elections security contingency planning with the National Governors' Association, National Association of Secretaries of State and the National Association of Chief Election Officials.

NEMA 2004 Annual Conference is held in New York, NY.

2004-2005

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The NEMA President is Dave Liebersbach (AK)



2005

NEMA testifies before Congress on the incident command system.

Jacksonville/Duval County, Florida becomes the first local jurisdiction to become accredited through EMAP

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NEMA Congressional Award Recipients are Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Senator George Voinovich (R-OH), Republican Christopher Cox (R-CA) & Representative Martin Olav Sabo (D-MN).

 
 

2005

NEMA sends a letter to DHS and Congress opposing the DHS Second Stage Review that would transfer Preparedness programs from FEMA to DHS.

The 2005 Annual Conference is held in Anchorage, AK.

Hurricane Dennis impacts Mississippi, Alabama, and Flordia.  States respond under EMAC to provide assistance. 

EMAC responds to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita - deploying nearly 67,000 National Guard and civilian personnel to provide interstate mutual aid assistance - the largest mutual aid effort in US history.


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2005

NEMA adopts a position paper on "Principles for All Hazards Preparedness Functions" in resonse to the DHS 2SR reorganization.

NEMA testifies before the US House of Representatives on the response to Hurricane Katrina and on the National Response Plan.

2005-2006

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The NEMA President is Bruce Baughman (AL)



2006

NEMA testifies before the House and Senate on the response to Hurricane Katrina

NEMA Congressional Award Recipients are: Senator Christopher "Kit" Bond (R-MO), Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA), and Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS).

NEMA testifies before Congress on recommendationsfor the national emergency response system.


 
 

2006

NEMA testifies before the Senate on the response to Hurricane Katrina.

The Senate, House, and White House issue after action reports on the response to Hurricane Katrina and all cite EMAC as a success story.

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NEMA testifies before Congress on recommendations for the national emergency response system.


The NEMA 2006 Annual Conference is held in Perdido Beach, Alabama.

 

2006

The "gray jacket" awarded to outgoing NEMA Presidents is replaced with the a gold and diamond lapel pin.

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NEMA establishes the Distinguished Service in Emergency Managment Award, renames it the Lacy E. Suiter Distinguished Service Award in his honor, and awards it to NEMA President Lacy E. Suiter posthumously.



NEMA is successfully working with Congress to ensure passage of the Post Katrina Emergency Managment Reform Act (PKEMRA) to rebuild and strengethen FEMA in the post 9/11 era.  Language authorizes EMAC at $4 M annually.

NEMA creates the multi-discipline EMAC Advisory Group & full standing EMAC Committee.
 
 

2006

NEMA developed the EM logo and phrase "Public Safety, Public Trust" for the emergency management community.  The EM logo is unveiled at a national press conference and endorsed by FEMA & IAEM.

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2006-2007

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The NEMA President is Albert Ashwood (OK)

 

2007

NEMA Congressional Award recipients are: Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), and Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA).

NEMA establishes a National Leadership in Emergency Management Award.  The first recipients are Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT), and Senator George Voinovich (R-OH).

Hawaii becomes the 50th state to ratify EMAC


 

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issues a report on EMAC, citing it as a success and encourages Congress and the Federal Government to provide NEMA funding support for EMAC's administration.

 

NEMA is successful in insuring authorization for the all hazards Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program in the 9/11 Implementation Act.

NEMA is successful in working with Congress to increase EMPG funding to a historic $300 million.

NEMA testifies before Congress on the draft National Response Framework.

NEMA adopts recommended criteria for the State Emergency Management Director position.

NEMA 2007 Annual Conference is held in Oklahoma City, OK.

NEMA Past President Dale Shipley receives the 2007 Lacy E. Suiter Distinguished Service Award.

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2007-2008

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The NEMA President is Ken Murphy (OR)

 

2008

NEMA testifies before the US House of Representatives on mutual aid.

NEMA briefs the Presdiential Campaigns of Senator John McCain, Senator Barack Obama, and Senator Hillary Clinton on priority emergency management and homeland security issues.

NEMA Congressional Award recipients are: Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN), Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Represenatative Tom Davis (R-VA), and Representative David Price (D-NC).
 

NEMA National Leadership in Emergency Management Award recipient is Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV).

NEMA partners on election security contingency planning with the National Governors' Association, National Association of Secretaries of State, adn National Association of Chief Election Officials.

EMAP becomes a nationally accredited organization for the development of standards (ANSI Accredited).

 

2008

Midwest Floods impact Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana.  EMAC assistance is provided to Iowa.

The Barack Obama for President Campaign meets with the National Homeland Security Consortium and invites stakeholders input on policy documents.

An EMAC A-Team is deployed to Colorado's EOC for the Democratic National Convention.

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Outgoing CSG President Dan Sprague receives the Honorary Lifetime Membership Award


 

 

NEMA adopts a new logo in conjunction with the 35th Anniversary of NEMA

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2008

EMAP creates the Eric L. Tolbert Distinguished Service Award.  The first recipient is Ed Buikema, former Michigan State Director and current FEMA Region V Administrator.

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NEMA 2008 Annual Conferece - Portland, Oregon - U.S. President George W. Bush sent a personal video message commending State and Local emergency managers for their response to Hurricane Gustav and impending Hurricane Ike.

NEMA honors the Past Presidents in conjunction with the 35th Anniversary Kick-off.  Dave Palmer was recgonized as NEMA's longest serving Private Sector member.

EMAC responds to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in Texas and Louisiana.

NEMA receives $4 million in funding from FEMA to support EMAC.



 

2008

Leon Shaifer is awarded the 2008 Lacy E. Suiter Distinguished Service Award.

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2008-2009

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The NEMA President is Nancy Dragani (OH)



2008

NEMA testifies before the Senate on FEMA's future preparedness

 
 

2009

2009 NEMA Mid-Year Conference - NEMA will celebrate its 35th Anniversary (incorporated February 1974)

NEMA 2009 Annual Conference held in Columbus, OH
 

NEMA testifies before the Senate on FEMA's future preparedness

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano addresses the NEMA mid-year conference

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New Mexico Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director, Tim Manning, is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate to be FEMA Deputy Administrator for National Preparedness

NEMA Congressional Award recipients are: Sen. Mark Pryor (R-AR), Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY), and Rep. James Oberstar (D-MN)

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NEMA recognizes Albert Ashwood (OK) as having the most years of service among sitting state directors



 

NEMA testifies before Congress on the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program

EMAC responds to North Dakota Red River flood

NEMA testifies before Congress on the Emergency Alert System

EMAC responds to Alaska ice jam and river floods

EMAC responds to Georgia floods

NEMA provides input for the first DHS Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

NEMA donates $1,000.00 to the IAEM Student Scholarship Fund

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Dr. Richard Andrews is awarded the 2009 Lacy E. Suiter Distinguished Service Award




EMAP awards Elizabeth Zimmerman the 2009 Eric L. Tolbert Distinguished Service Award




 
 

2009-2010

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The NEMA President is Dave Maxwell (AR)


2009

NEMA testifies before the House Government Affairs and Homeland Security Committee on "Preparedness: What has $29 Billion in Homeland Security Grants Bought Us and How Do We Know?"

2010

NEMA Congressional Award Recipients are : Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO), and Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH)

NEMA 2010 Annual Conference is held in Little Rock, AR

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Joe Myers is awarded the 2010 Lacy E. Suiter Distinguished Service
Award



2010-2011

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The NEMA President is David Miller (IA)

 

2011

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Jim Mullen (WA) assumes NEMA presidency




NEMA Congressional Award Recipients are: Sen. Tom Coburn (OK), Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), and Rep. Peter King (NY)

President Barack Obama issues new Presidential Policy Directorate-National Preparedness requiring a system and goal for preparedness

U.S. Navy Seals kill Osama bin Laden, the former head of the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda known for the September 11 terrorist attacks

EMAC responds to catastrophic tornadoes in Tuscaloosa, AL and Joplin, MO

EMAC responds to floods in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Idaho, North Dakota, Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi

NEMA 2011 Annual Forum is held in Austin, TX

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Jack Colley is posthumously awarded the 2011 Lacy E. Suiter Distinguished Service Award


 

 
 

 2011

EMAC responds to Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee


Former Iowa emergency management director David Miller is named Administrator of FEMA Flood Insurance and Mitigation Alliance

 

2012

NEMA testifies before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access on how emergency managers interact with the Small Business Administration (SBA) after a disaster


Congress allocates the 700 MHz D-Block to public safety


NEMA submits to Congress the Proposal for a Comprehensive Preparedness Grants Structure


NEMA publishes the second annual report Emergency Management Performance Grants; Providing Returns on a Nation's Investment



NEMA testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security regarding the President's FY2013 budget request

 

  DHS Secretary Janet altNapolitano  
  addresses the NEMA 2012 Mid-Year Forum

 

 

 

 

NEMA Congressional Award Recipients are: Sen. Jay Rockefeller IV (R-WV) and Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)


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NEMA hosts the first National EMAC Mutual Aid Workshop

 
 

 2012

NEMA 2012 Annual Forum is held in Seattle, WA

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   MG Timothy Lowenberg is      
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Distinguished
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FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate
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Citation for his service

 

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   The NEMA President is
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EMAC responds to Hurricane Sandy


The President signs into law the State and Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding (S.J. RES 44/P.L. 122-282) allowing cross border mutual aid between the Central and Prarie regions of the U.S. and Canada.


2013

On 1/29/13 Pres. Obama signs the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act (P.L. 113-2) changing the way that FEMA delivers disaster assistance, including direct assistance to tribal governments.


NEMA Congressional Award Recipients are: Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), and Rep. Robert Aderholt 
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NEMA hosts Capitol Hill Briefing to educate the congressional  staff on priority emergency management issues.

 
 

 2013

During the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 two bombs exploded killing 3 people and injuring an estimated 264 others.
 

EMAC responds to the Moore, OK tornado which struck on May 20, 2013 with peak winds of 210 mph, killing 23 people and injuring an estimated 377 others.

 

       

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 NEMA testifies before Congress  on preparedness grants performance  measures.

 

 

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NEMA testifies before Congress on the use of social media in disasters.

 

 

 



NEMA testifies before Congress on recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy.


EMAC responds to a series of floods and fires in the states of Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico and North Dakota.


NEMA 2013 Annual Forum is held in Anchorage, AK.
 

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The NEMA President is Charley English (GA).

 

 

 

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 Albert Ashwood (OK) is  awarded  the 2013 Lacy  E. Suiter Distinguished  Service Award. 

 

 
 

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