Aug 26

Additional Rooms available for Conference @ Red Lion

Since a number of you called and stated the hotels were full, we wanted you to know that there are now additional rooms available for the 2015 OEMA/WSEMA Conference at the Red Lion until the end of August at our discounted price:

Book your room now at the Red Lion 

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Red Lion Vancouver
WSEMA 2015 Conference
1-360-694-8341 or 1-800-733-5466

( Just a couple blocks away from the Hilton )

2015 Conference will be held in Vancouver, WA at the Hilton
Hilton – Vancouver Washington, 301 West 6th Street, Vancouver WA 98660 
Please note ***THE HILTON IS NOW FULL*** the Red Lion is a couple blocks away
Aug 21

2015 Joint OEMA/WSEMA Conference Agenda (updated 08/21/15)

Updated 2015 Joint OEMA/WSEMA Conference Agenda (click here)

Click here to register for the 2015 OEMA/WSEMA conference  ** Please note that the Red Lion will only have rooms available until September 1st at our contracted rate.


Both AWR Training courses are 4hrs. long. They both are offered two times, one in the morning and one in the afternoon

To register for Coastal Community Resilience AWR 228c:
8:00 am – 12:00 pm training –
Registration Code: 86147
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm training –
Registration Code: 82431


To register for Coastal Community Resilience AWR 136: click here
Aug 17

May E-Board Minutes Posted and an August Legislative Report/Update

All, I just wanted to remind everyone that we have a number of positions on the E-Board coming up for election (both East & West Side Reps, President Elect and Tribal Liaison) at the WSEMA General Meeting on Monday, Sept. 21 @1:00pm.

Also the E-Board Minutes (May Minutes) are available as well as a report from your Legislative Committee (August Leg. Report)

Jul 30

AWR-136 Community Cyber Security & AWR-228c Coastal Awareness courses & registration instructions

AWR-136 Community Cyber Security & AWR-228c Coastal Awareness

These two AWR courses are being made available during the 2015 Joint OEMA/WSEMA conference during the week of September 21st. Below is a link to register for either of those courses:

Registration Instructions for BOTH Training opportunities (AWR-228c & AWR-136)  during the conference  **these instructions must be followed to be registered for the course(s)

Mar 18

Joel E. Aggergaard Memorial Scholarship

WSEMA Members & Conference Participants:

Our annual conference is scheduled for the September 21-24, 2015, and will be a joint Oregon and Washington conference. Those interested in applying for the scholarship need to complete this form: 2015 WSEMA Joel Aggergaard Scholarship Application

We ask that ALL WSEMA members take the opportunity to support the Joel E. Aggergaard Memorial Scholarship. Your donations of gift baskets, and handmade artwork, jewelry and cultural items, will make a huge impact in the life of a student pursuing an emergency management degree.

If you know what you will be donating, can you please drop a line to our organizing committee which are listed below. Also, if your donation needs to be transported to Vancouver, please let us know: items can be dropped off in the Portland/Vancouver area, Olympia, Camp Murray and Tacoma, or we can try to arrange a pickup at your location if need be.

We appreciate your support! Please help us make 2015 the biggest year yet for the Aggergaard Memorial Scholarship.

Please consider contacting any of the three below to make a donation:

 Jesi Chapin                            Matthew Lieuallen           Jennifer Schaal

[email protected]        [email protected]                     [email protected]

Sean Davis, WSEMA President


Jan 12

2015 Executive Board

The WSEMA Board met on 01/07/2015, those meeting minutes will be posted to the website as soon as they are available.

Your 2015 Board is:

  • Sean Davis, Franklin County ~ President
  • JoAnn Boggs, Pend Oreille County ~ Past-President
  • Jody Woodcock, King County ~ President-Elect
  • Butch Aiken, Asotin County ~ Treasurer
  • Rick Anderson, Stevens County ~ East-Side Representative
  • Jamye Wisecup, Clallam County ~ West-Side Representative
  • Lee Shipman, Shoalwater Bay ~Tribal Nation Liaison
  • Matthew Lieuallen, Ecology and Environment, Inc. ~ Public Sector Representative
  • Scott Heinze, Pierce County ~ Public Sector Representative
  • Ute Weber, City of Tacoma ~ Secretary to the Board

The focus for the 2015 Executive Board will be:

Re-vamping our WSEMA By-Laws and determination of what type of agency we are according to the IRS;

Your Legislative Committee has been hard at work and needs your input. Please complete the short survey they have put together. Survey Direct Link, so they can develop papers/presentations for the state legislators that better represents your agencies’ needs and concerns. This is discussed in the attached Legislative Letter.pdf document.

Please find on our website ( and attached, documents from your WSEMA Committees and E-Board.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at:  [email protected] 

Thank you.

Sean Davis, 2015 President

Washington State Emergency Management Association