Brad Gilbert, OCEM
Committee Vice Chair(s)
Nick Crossley, CEM
Travis L. Cryan, CEM
Justin Kates, CEM
Government Affairs Director & Staff Liaison:
Thad Huguley, email@example.com
EMPG Call to Action | Purpose Statement | Documents & Links | News
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.
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.
The Legislative Priorities for 2023 were approved by the U.S. Board on April 18, 2023. Download the 2023 Legislative Priorities.
IAEM and NEMA on March 24, 2023, released a joint report entitled "Emergency Management Performance Grant: An Evaluation of the 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
Read the highlights in the press release.
IAEM's report to President-Elect Biden's Transition Team also presents the association's recommendations in regard to ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery, including: clearly define roles of HHS, public health “emergency preparedness” agencies, FEMA, and state and local emergency management during this pandemic and all future public health emergencies; assure funding for state and local government response and recovery efforts; and reinstate the Administrator of FEMA as a designated member of the President’s cabinet as provided for in PL 109-295. Additional "first actions" also are addressed.Download the full report here.
IAEM-USA member, Mary Jo Flynn, met May 29, 2018, on Capitol Hill with staff from the Senate
Commerce Committee to discuss the use and operation of autonomous vehicles during a mass
evacuation, an issue of interest to IAEM-USA's Emerging Technology Caucus.
FEMA will host a series of webinars to discuss the proposed SLTT NIMS Implementation Objectives and answer related objectives (Federal departments and agencies use a separate set of Implementation Objectives). Advance registration for the webinars is required due to space limitations. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. To register, click on your preferred webinar session from the list below:
Webinar 1: Thursday, January 18, 2:00 pm EDT
Webinar 2: Monday, January 22, 5:00 pm EDT
Webinar 3: Tuesday, January 23, 12:00 pm EDT
For more information on the webinars, visit the FEMA website.
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