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
Apr 28

2014 Washington State Search and Rescue Conferece

Time is short for you to sign up to attend the 2014 Washington State Search and Rescue Conference at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup Washington.
The conference begins on Friday May 9th and goes until Sunday May 11th. Additionally a Saturday (May 10th) only registration is being offered. This will once again be a great conference with great classes, super vendors, and wonderful sponsors.
A number of new and innovative classes are being offered. Please take a few minutes to go to the website and look at the classes being offered and the class schedule.
Questions please e-mail Sgt. Trent Stephens [email protected] or Jeff Salzer [email protected] .
Please register either on line or via mailing your check. All the information you need to register is on the website
Apr 16

2014 Conference Call For Presentations are open!

We are excited to announce the Call For Presentations is open for the 2014 Conference at Northern Quest Resort September 23-25, 2014 in Spokane, WA.  Please help spread the word and encourage our friends and colleagues to share the great work they are doing.  This years conference theme is Operation Working Together Works!!  Presentations are due June 15, 2014.  What panel, workshop, presentation, or case study do you want to see?

~ The 2014 Conference Committee