I invite you to attend the NEMA 2015 Mid-Year Emergency Management Policy & Leadership Forum March 13-17 in Alexandria, Virginia. Our annual gathering in our nation’s capital is an excellent opportunity to share best practices and shape the future of emergency management so that we can best meet the needs of our individual and collective stakeholders.
We will use this opportunity to review our organizational structure and finances to ensure that we are well positioned to meet the needs of the membership currently and for years to come. We will also be discussing and making recommendations on the programs and relationships that allow us to meet the needs of survivors before, during, and after disasters. A number of new colleagues will be joining us for the first time, and this will be their first chance to receive training to help them understand their role their respective state or territory and the nation as a whole. Finally, with the many changes that occurred during the last election cycle, this is our chance to engage our legislators as a group and help them understand the role they can play in preparing our nation for future disasters.
We continue to advance the profession of emergency management, and our meeting in March will be another step along that path. We will hear from our federal partners, state and local colleagues and private sector counterparts on how we can work as a team, improve practices and save lives and property when disasters strike.
A great deal of information and education will be shared and gained during this forum and I hope you will all attend and bring your own issues and experiences to discuss.
Bryan Koon, Director, Florida Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency
NEMA 2014-2015 NEMA President
NEMA would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2015 Mid-Year Policy & Leadership Forum:
|Eagles Wings Foundation||ER Assist|
National Disaster Preparedness Training Center