USA Council Region 9

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Yuri V. Graves, MS, CEM
IAEM-USA Region 9 President
Emergency Management Specialist
Dept. of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration - Nevada Field Office
North Las Vegas, Nevada iaem.R9@iaem.com 

Troy Lutrick
IAEM-USA Region 9 Vice President
Director of Emergency Management
City of Scottsdale Arizona

Carolyn Harshman
IAEM-USA First Vice President, MPA, CEM
IAEM-USA Immediate Past President

Region 9 includes: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Trust, and Territories, including American Samoa,
Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands.

Region 9 Slogan

Forging resilience across the Southwest and the Pacific.

Region 9 Facebook Page 

Region 9 LinkedIn Page

Region 9 Bylaws (04 Nov 2015)

Region 9 Reports & Documents (members only)

Region 9 State EM Associations Partners (23 Mar 2020)

Region 9 Upcoming Webinar

Apr. 21, 2021, 3:00-5:00 Pacific Time
IAEM-USA Region 9 Talk Series: "Women in Emergency Management"

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Region Talk is a quarterly webinar series devoted to addressing the topics YOU want to discuss! From all things emergency management to diving in depth with ethical topics such as Diversity and Inclusion.  Created and hosted by IAEM Region 9 for everyone! Join us for our premiere webinar of the series as we discuss “Women in EM”! Listen in and ask questions to our plenary speaker, Carolyn Levering, on her presentation detailing the personal successes and challenges of being a woman in the field of Emergency Management! Then hop in a Q&A panel discussion with EM women from across Region 9: Melody Hardwick, Mary Ann Swendson, and Abby Browning. Stay after the presentations for the networking component to talk with all the attendees and speakers! Definitely something you do not want to miss. Come be a part of the discussion!

Region 9 Bravo Zulu



Our Region 9 Challenge Coin has arrived! 

Our first recipient is the coin's designer,
Jorge Rodriguez! 

Bravo Zulu, Jorge!

Michael Ramirez, Region 9 member, received a
coin for his efforts in the San Bernardino County EOC.

Lt. Col. Brett Compston received a 2020 Region 9 Presidential Citation for serving as Incident Commander for the State of Nevada's response to and initial recovery from COVID-19.

Rick Filippuzzi, MEP, received recognition as the 2020 Santa Clara County 
Emergency Manager of the Year

Region 9 News

News Archive: 2013-2019



Together. Ready. Resilient. Our collective efforts will make our region a model for collaboration and professionalism.







Region 9 Photos

Region 9 President Yuri Graves, and Region 9 VP Todd Whitney
are ready to make Region 9 the best that it can be!

ESSENTIAL: A Year Inside LA County’s Mobilization Against COVID-19 from Los Angeles County Newsroom on Vimeo.
One year ago, Los Angeles County declared a COVID-19 emergency. Since Mar. 4, 2020, Los Angeles County has mobilized to meet our residents’ needs during the pandemic. This short video highlights the work of our disaster service workers and their continuing public service.


Orlando Machuca, Region 9 member and Red Cross volunteer, was virtually deployed to the Planning Section in support of the Texas winter storm response.


(left) Maddi Wisler, Region 9 member, will be joining the EM Program at ASU as an instructor.

City of Moreno Valley EOC Briefing

City of Moreno Valley EOC Conference Call

Photos from the Office of Emergency Management and Volunteer Services,
City of Moreno Valley, California

Front Line Mask Makers,
Moreno Valley, CA 

Moval Meals Community Delivery,
Moreno Valley, CA

Inland Chinese-American Alliance,
Moreno Valley, CA