Sep 26

2014 Conference closes and Wrap Up

Thank you to everyone who attended this years conference at Northern Quest Resort September 23-25, 2014.  We had a great turn out with nearly 200 conference attendee’s and vendors.  All of the presentations are posted on the website at the link in the post below as well as the Conference Tab.

Congratulations and thank you in advance for serving our association to our new and returning board members.  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

Thank you to the following outgoing board members for your service that last two years:

  • Darrell Ruby, Greater Spokane Emergency Management/WA State HLS Region 9 ~ Public Sector/At-Large Representative
  • John Rupp, P|N|D Engineers, Inc.~ Private Sector Representative

Our board (new and old) will meet in the coming months and conduct a transition and begin to plan for next years priorities and joint conference with Oregon that is scheduled September 22-24, 2015 in Vancouver, WA.  We welcome your feedback and appreciate your membership.  Let’s make it great, together!

Sep 22

Welcome to the 2014 Conference!

Welcome to the 2014 at Northern Quest Resort in Spokane.  We are excited to present a great variety of presentations from members and partners across the state.  We invite you to watch, learn, ask questions, network, and practice this year’s theme of “Working Together, Works!”  Our final agenda is listed below and link to all of the great presentations this year.  Most presentations are loaded to the Drop Box site below and a few may change over the next couple days during the conference.

Enjoy this years conference!


WSEMA Board and Conference Committee

Sep 09

Joel E. Aggergaard Memorial Scholarship

Good Morning WSEMA Members & Conference Participants:

Our annual conference is just around the corner, and so is our 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 Spokane, please let us know: items can be dropped off in the Portland/Vancouver area, Olympia, Camp Murray and Tacoma, or we can arrange a pickup at your location if need be.

We appreciate your support! Please help us make 2014 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]

Hope you are all having a great week and look forward to seeing you at our 2014 WSEMA Conference.

JoAnn Boggs, WSEMA President


Aug 12

WSEMA Conference Scholarship is Open

We are pleased to offer some limited scholarship opportunities to attend this year’s conference at Northern Quest Resort and would like to thank our strong partner, Washington State Emergency Management Division for again supporting this effort.  Thank you WA State EMD!  To be considered for a WSEMA Scholarship to attend the Fall Conference on September 23-25, 2014, in Spokane for assistance with registration and lodging expenses, please go to the following web form and complete the application before Aug 27, 2014.  Applications will be reviewed by the WSEMA Conference Committee and applicants will be notified in early September.

We hope this opportunity will assist several members ability to attend this years conference.


Jul 10

2014 Conference Registration is OPEN!!

We are excited to open registration for the 2014 conference at NortherQuest Resort in Spokane September 23-25, 2014.  The link for conference registration and to register for your room at NorthernQuest is here ~  Please register and join us for a great conference and hear presentations and panels from our colleagues across the state on topics related to this years theme Operation Working Together Works! 

Jun 16

Conference Registration update

Just a quick update to let everyone know that we are excited to be partnering with WSU Conference Management for our WSEMA Conference Registration this year.  The registration portal is expected to be available the first week of July to begin registration for this years conference in Spokane at NorthernQuest Resort.  Thanks to everyone who submitted proposals to present at this years conference as well.  The Board will be reviewing those soon.  It looks like we have some really great content to chose from and look forward to hearing everyone’s proposals.  If you have any questions, please contact any of the board members.

Jun 08

WSEMA Survey – Participation and Feedback Requested

The Board would like to thank you all for the work you do for your tribes, jurisdictions, and our state each and every day. As we prepare for this year’s conference in Spokane, we would like to get your feedback to help us improve the work we do on your behalf. The WSEMA board has put together a short survey to gather that feedback. This association member satisfaction survey asks members about their overall engagement and satisfaction in the organization. The questionnaire addresses value received, networking opportunities, and overall benefit of membership. This survey will ask about your satisfaction with your Association membership. Your opinions are very important – thank you for sharing them with us. The survey is short and should take less than five minutes to complete. Please respond by July 3, 2014.  The link for the survey is