IAEM-USA Government Affairs Committee

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Committee Chair


MaryJo Flynn-Nevins, CEM

Committee Vice Chair(s)

Board Liaison
Justin Kates, CEM

Government Affairs Director & Staff Liaison:
Thad Huguley, thad@iaem.com


IAEM-USA members interested in participating in this committee should email the committee staff liaison and tell them how you can contribute to or learn from this committee's important work.

Purpose Statement

Monitor proposed legislation at the federal, state and/or local level which may impact emergency management activities or the goals of the association, or may set a precedent for the future legal implications.

Learn More About the Committee

Join the Conversation and Get IAEM-USA Government Affairs Updates

The IAEM-USA Government Affairs Committee shares information on current legislation and regulations of interest to the EM community, and discusses issues on IAEM Connect. You can get the information by joining the U.S. Government Affairs Community. You must be a member of IAEM and first log in to the website before visiting IAEM Connect (Red button on the top left of the website banner). 

Legislative Priorities

The Legislative Priorities for 2024 were approved by the U.S. Board on March 19, 2024. Download the 2024 Legislative Priorities

2024 EMPG Report Issued

IAEM and NEMA on March 20, 2024, released a joint report entitled "Emergency Management Performance Grant: Evaluating A Nation's Return on Investment." This report is developed by IAEM and NEMA by surveying state, local, territorial, and tribal governments regarding the previous year's grant uses and successes. It is shared with lawmakers and regulators and helps demonstrate that commitment to investment in mitigation and resilience in advance continues to build greater capacity at the local level. 

Download the Report

U.S. Key Legislative Links

U.S. House Home Page

U.S. Senate Home Page

Congressional Bills and Information