Mar 01

Limited English Proficiency Survey Initiative

The Washington Military Department’s Emergency Management Division wants to expand support it provides to local emergency managers in the area of communicating with limited English proficient (LEP) communities. 
We need your help to further develop our LEP program and the technical support we provide.  Please consider responding to a survey to help us with our LEP initiative.  You can find the survey here:
The survey should take 10 minutes or less to complete. 
Thank you in advance for your assistance.  We’ll leave the survey open until close of business on Friday, March 17, so please make sure to respond by that time.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Rafael A. Estevez Jr.
Limited English Proficiency Program Coordinator
Washington State Emergency Management Division
Building 20 / MS: TA-20
Camp Murray, WA 98430-5011
Desk:   253-512-7138
Cell:     253-651-6185



Feb 28

TEPW and LEPC Tribal Conference

Training and Exercise Planning Workshop (TEPW) on May 15

This year’s state Training and Exercise Planning Workshop (TEPW) will take place on May 15th, to consolidate travel for locals who participate in both events. Registration for the TEPW is separate from the registration for the LEPC/Tribal Conference.

For information on the TEPW, please contact Stephanie Hakala (253) 512-7046 or

LEPC Tribal Conference May 16-18

Lodging will be provided on the nights of May 16th and May 17th, for two representatives from each LEPC or Tribal jurisdiction. Representatives must be traveling 50 miles more to qualify for paid lodging. To make a reservation, please call Campbell’s Resort at 1-800-553-8225 and refer to group number 439931. A credit card will be required to make the reservation for incidental purchases and for any additional nights. Registration and Reservations must be made by March 16, 2017. Campbell’s Resort is located at 104 W Woodin Ave, Chelan, WA 98816. If your jurisdiction will only have one representative and would like to donate lodging to another LEPC or tribal jurisdiction, please indicate this during registration.

To register for this year’s conference, please click on the link below:

For more information, please contact Susan Forsythe (253) 512-7010 or




Oct 03

2016-17 WSEMA E-Board

Your 2016-2017 WSEMA Executive Board updated:

Chuck Wallace            President                     360 580-2281    
Jody Miller                   Past President             206-205-4062    
Patty Jean Hooper       President-Elect            425-503-2635    
Ute Weber                   Treasurer                     253-594-7980    
Rebekah Weston         Secretary                     206 200-7174    
Jamye Wisecup           West Side Rep.            360-460-2932    
Joann Boggs               East Side Rep.             509 447-3731    
James Yates               Public Sector Rep.      360-867-2828     
Matthew Lieuallen       Private Sector Rep.     503-248-5600 x4632
Lee Shipman              Tribal Liaison               360 267-8120