2015 Emergency Management Association Award Recipients
The James F. Buffalo Award……presented to a person outside of the Emergency Management family……award winner was Roland Hamrick (Specialized Consulting Services, LLC).
The Vance E. Kee Award……presented to a Local Emergency Management Staff Person……award winner was Teresa Richardson (Ashe County Emergency Management).
The Colonel William A. Thompson Award……presented to a North Carolina Division of Emergency Management Employee……award winner was Dianne Curtis (Eastern Branch Office of the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management).
The Colonel Phillip Nichlos Waters Award……presented to a Local Emergency Management Coordinator/Director……award winner was Brian Brantley (Nash County Emergency Management).
Award ceremony photographs will be posted to the 2015 Fall Conference portion of this website in the very near future.
2015 - 2016 NCEMA Officers
Our Association officers elected at the “North Carolina Emergency Management 2015 Fall Conference” in Sunset Beach, North Carolina:
President:Russell Greene (Alexander County)
First Vice-President:Reid Southerland (Duplin County)
Second Vice President:Scot Brooks (Moore County)
Secretary:Robin Shaver (Stanly County)
Treasurer:Suzanne Hamby (Wilkes County)
NCEMA Strategic Plan Released
In January of 2015, the Association began a strategic planning process to evaluate the current role of the Association and to create short term and long term goals. This process included two open surveys to gain feedback and a strategic planning workshop which included the NCEMA Executive Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee,and all committee chairs.
During the 2015 Fall Conference; the Strategic Plan (see attached document) was approved by the Association's "General Membership."
Contact Information for County Emergency Management Agencies Posted
The contact information for County Emergency Management agencies can now be found here.
Resolve to be Ready
This year's Resolve to be Ready campaign focuses on 'Family Connection' to reinforce the importance of parents including their children in preparedness conversations in advance of potential disasters. The Ready campaign makes an emergency preparedness resolution easy to keep by recommending families consider these three ideas when making a plan: who to call, where to meet and what to pack. Check it out here www.ready.gov/.