Good Evening Washington State Emergency Management Association Members,
On behalf of the 2014 Washington State Emergency Management Executive Board, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and thank you for your Membership to our organization and your dedication to the Emergency Management Profession across the State of Washington.
It is amazing how quickly 2013 has come and gone. As your 2014 President I am excited for the upcoming year and what is planned for this year.
The 2014 Planning Committee for the Annual Conference is gearing up to bring you the best conference yet. The dates for this year’s Conference are September 23-25, 2014 at the Northern Quest Resort in Spokane, Washington. This year’s conference chair is Rick Anderson, Stevens County Emergency Management along with Jamye Wisecup, Clallam County Emergency Management and Joann Boggs, WSEMA president. If you have any comments about previous conferences or input on the 2014 conference please contact any of the WSEMA board members.
Many good things were accomplished in 2013 in the Emergency Management Community but there is much more to do in 2014 with changes in the Emergency Management Council (EMC) and the new Senior Advisory Committee (SAC), as well as many other things. Legislation continues to be important for our organization. Our legislative committee has been and continues to work on the strategy’s for upcoming and future sessions. The committee is being chaired this year by Barnaby B. Dow, External Affairs Manager, for the King County Office of Emergency Management.
Our organization is growing and we will continue to strive to influence our future as Emergency Managers. The 2014 Board looks forward to working with all of our partners this year.
- President: JoAnn Boggs, Pend Oreille County, 509-447-3731, [email protected]
- President-Elect: Sean Davis, Franklin County, 509-545-3546, [email protected]
- Treasurer: Butch Aiken, Asotin County, 509-780-7225, [email protected]
- Secretary: Ute Weber, City of Tacoma, 253-594-7980, [email protected]
- East-Side Representative: Rick Anderson, 509-685-2836, [email protected]
- West-Side Representative: Jamye Wisecup, 360-417-2525, [email protected]
- Tribal Nation Liaison: Lee Shipman, 360-267-8120, [email protected]
- Public Sector Rep. : John Rupp, PND Engineers, 206-624-138 [email protected]
- Public Sector Rep.: Darrell Ruby, WA State HLS Region 9, 509-477 3006, [email protected]
- Past-President: Jim Hall, Yakima County, 509-574-1904, [email protected]
♦ Please check out our WSEMA Web page at www.wsema.com . Our Board members welcome any feedback or suggestions via the Association Webpage or to individual board members.
♦ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/WAStateEMA and enjoy the pictures of the Capital Christmas Tree that was taken from Colville National Forest as well as other emergency management related information. If you as a member of WSEMA have pictures of an event that you would like to share via our Facebook page please send with a caption that describes what is happening and who is shown to Darrell Ruby at [email protected]. Please make sure that you have the permission of the person(s) in the photograph prior to sending to Darrell for posting.
♦ Also please follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/WAStateEMA.
Don’t forget to mark Your Calendars for the 2014 WSEMA Conference at Northern Quest Resort in Spokane. September 23-25, 2014.
I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all of you, as without the time, effort and dedication of our members our Association would not be where we are today. Together we strive to make positive impacts to enhance Emergency Management in Washington State for the benefit of our citizens.
Thank You All And Happy New Year,
JoAnn Boggs, President
Washington State Emergency Management Association