I invite you to attend the NEMA 2014 Mid-Year Emergency Management Policy & Leadership Forum March 9-14 in Alexandria, Virginia. This year marks a milestone year for NEMA as our 40th anniversary and I have chosen a theme of servant leadership for this forum and for all of 2014. Many of our speakers will highlight the key role this plays in disaster response.
It is an exciting time to be in the emergency management profession either directly or indirectly with the many positive advances being made, chief among them being the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013. This and other important changes will be implemented in 2014 and will affect our roles and responsibilities. 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.
In addition to our usual informative and educational agenda we are honored to have two very special guest speakers, Pulitzer Prize winning author Jon Meacham and CEO of Team Rubicon, Jacob Wood. Meacham is a frequent guest on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and presidential biographer. Wood is a former Marine and co-founder of Team Rubicon, a group of volunteer military veterans and medical professionals committed to changing veteran reintegration and disaster response.
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. We are all better when we stand together and learn from each other.
Charley English, Director, Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency
NEMA 2013-2014 NEMA President
NEMA would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2014 Mid-Year Policy & Leadership Forum:
|Adobe Systems||National Information Sharing Consortium|
|Hagerty Consulting||The Red Cross|
|HeaterMeals||Eagle's Wings Foundation|