Apr. 9, 2020
Dear IAEM Members,
The International Association of Emergency Managers’ leadership understand that members need their Association and its resources most during times of crisis. IAEM will not abandon any emergency manager member because they have not had time to process an invoice for their membership dues. Members whose membership dues are currently in the queue for renewal or cancellation will receive an additional 90-day grace period. This applies to all memberships to be paid by June 30, 2020, and includes any memberships that expired in March 2020.
Extending the grace periods may create an interruption in IAEM’s cash flow, but we realize that people, businesses and jurisdictions around the world are grappling with a much more severe economic impact. IAEM’s leadership have been good stewards of the Association’s resources, and as a result, IAEM has a reserve fund that will bridge the gap.
We know the COVID-19 response involves emergency managers in all aspects of the field, from local, state, tribal, and federal, to healthcare, college/university, private and non-profit partners, and consultants. We applaud the work you are doing throughout the world in your many roles in this global response. Through these measures, we will keep IAEM membership and our EM community together to weather this pandemic.
Please let us know if there are additional ways we may serve you during these difficult times.
Elizabeth B. Armstrong, MAM, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
201 Park Washington Court, Falls Church, VA 22046