Emergency Management Association
The James F. Buffalo Award……presented to a person outside of the Emergency Management family……award winner was David McGowan, III (Executive Director of the American Petroleum Institute’s North Carolina Petroleum Council).
The Vance E. Kee Award……presented to a Local Emergency Management Staff Person……award winner was Rodney Dancy (Community Preparedness Coordinator, Wilson County Emergency Management).
The Colonel William A. Thompson Award……presented to a North Carolina Division of Emergency Management Employee……award winner was the Darla Hall (Multi-Hazard Field Planner, Western 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 Frank Thomason (Director, Rowan County Emergency Services).
Award ceremony photographs are posted to the
2017 Fall Conference portion of this website.
2017 Trip to Washington D.C.
Meet with North Carolina Legislators
Five representatives from the NCEM Association traveled to Washington DC to visit the offices of our North Carolina representatives……in order to discuss a number of national level emergency management topics; and, to provide Congressional representatives with our opinions and concerns on these important issues.
NCEM Association members traveling to Washington DC included Scot Brooks (Moore County EM and NCEMA President), Robin Caldwell (Cherokee County EM), Steve Langer (Cabarrus County EM), Mary Beth Newns (Currituck County EM) and Brian Short (Vance County EM and NCEMA Legislative Committee Chairman).
During the short two-day period set aside to work with our North Carolina Congressional Delegation; our NCEMA team was able to visit all fifteen of their offices. They spoke with staff members in some offices…….and they met face-to-face with seven legislators.
NCEMA Strategic Plan
In January of 2015, our Association began a strategic planning process to evaluate the current role of the Association and to identify short term and long term goals to improve our organization’s value to our membership. This process included two open surveys to gain feedback and a strategic planning workshop that involved the NCEMA Executive Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee and all committee chairs. Then; during the 2015 Fall Conference; the Strategic Plan (see attached document) was approved by the Association's "General Membership."
The approved Strategic Plan contained specific objectives that were assigned to the various committees. These committees then met and identified multiple tasks they would pursue to implement their assigned objectives……which they are currently working to complete. In fact, some of the identified tasks have already been accomplished; while others may take a year (or more) to finalize.
In March 2017, a second strategic planning workshop was conducted………again comprised of members of the NCEMA Executive Committee, the “ad hoc” Strategic Planning Committee and all committee chairs……in order to identify any needed program changes, enhancements or re-focus.
Contact Information for County
Emergency Management Agencies Posted
The contact information for County Emergency Management
agencies can now be found here.