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2017 Symposium Packet

Symposium Registration is now online! Please visit the Associations website at: Click on the Symposium Tab and follow the links to registration. You can even pay for registration online as well!

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Symposium Agenda

Please find attached the agenda for the 2017 Symposium.

Symposium Exhibitor Package

Become an Exhibitor an the Annual Maryland Emergency Management and Homeland Security Symposium!

Presentation Proposals

Like last year, the education subcommittee is now accepting presentation proposals from interested persons, organizations, etc to present at MEMA2017. This year, presentations will fit within one of 2 categories: 1. Break-out sessions that are 1-hour in length, to include time for questions and answers. 2. 15-minute quick sessions (think TED Talks), with no Q&A time. Proposals must be of interest to the emergency management, homeland security, or public safety audience. They cannot be a sales pitch, of any form. Break-out sessions may be lecture, panels, or demonstrations. Quick sessions are primarily single or duo presenter discussions. Presenters will be responsible for all travel expenses. Please submit a proposal document which describes the following: a. topic of the presentation, and why it is relevant to MEMA2017 b. the presentation format c. presentation participant(s) d. any relevant information the education subcommittee should consider Proposals are due by January 1, 2017. All submittals and questions should be directed to Teresa Chapman at

Annual Award Nominations

The Maryland Emergency Management Association wishes to acknowledge the many talented professionals that work in the Maryland emergency management community, striving to make this State a safer, better prepared place to live, work, and do business. The Association wishes to recognize these individuals, organizations, and businesses by presenting four annual awards. We invite any interested party within the State of Maryland, to submit nominations for our annual awards, by March 17, 2017. Awards for: Maryland Emergency Management Project of the Year Maryland Emergency Manager of the Year Maryland Rookie Emergency Manger of the Year Maryland Emergency Management Business Partner of the Year

2017-2018 Membership Dues

To: Maryland Emergency Management Association Members Membership dues for the period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 are now being accepted. Membership dues are $40.00 for the year. Credit card payments are now accepted on our website through PayPal. If paying dues via PayPal, please indicate for whom the dues payment is being made. Current members not renewing by October 1, 2017 may be dropped from the email list. In order for the Association to continue to speak with a strong voice on matters of concern to Emergency Managers in the State of Maryland, we need to continue to expand our membership. In addition to renewing your membership, please submit names and an address for anyone you think may be interested in joining the Association. Thank You!

2017 Homeland Security and Emergency Management Symposium

SAVE THE DATE The 2017 Maryland Emergency Management Association - Homeland Security and Emergency Management Symposium being held at the Clarion Fontainebleau Hotel and Resort, Ocean City, Maryland on May 30 – June 2, 2017


The MARYLAND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION is offering five (5) $1,000.00 scholarships for the year 2017. One scholarship per Association Area: Area I - Western Maryland Area II – National Capital Area III – Central Maryland Area IV -Maryland’s Eastern Shore Area V – Southern Maryland To promote Emergency Management in the State of Maryland and to assist students pursuing a career in Emergency Management or a related field (examples, to name a few; Public Safety, Disaster Relief, Public Services, Weather Service, Corporate Risk Management or Meteorology).

Maryland Professional Emergency Management Program Certification

In today’s competitive world, any edge you have over other candidates seeking the same position can make the difference between success and frustration. For those employed, ensuring that your skills are sharp and your knowledge base is deep is a key to continued success. Whether you are seeking employment, or currently employed, the Maryland Professional Emergency Management Program (MDPEMP) designation may be a major career-enhancing credential. The Maryland Emergency Management Association offers a certification for individual emergency managers. The MDPEMP designation is a Maryland recognized professional certification for emergency managers who have worked to enhance emergency preparedness, prevention, response, recovery, and mitigation in and for the State of Maryland or one of its local jurisdictions. Individuals who are currently credentialed as a Certified Emergency Manager through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) may submit a reciprocity form in lieu of a full application. This form must be accompanied by the individuals CEM approval letter, a current job description and a short biography that describes their 2 years of emergency management work in the State of Maryland. Applications must be complete and submitted with all required documentation no later than April 30th and October 30th of each year. Application reviews will be conducted bi-annually prior to the Maryland Emergency Management Associations summer and winter meetings, where certificates will be presented. Please email or fax applications and supporting documentation to: Mr. Stephen I. Garvin, MDPEMP Dorchester County Emergency Management Agency 829 Fieldcrest Road Cambridge, Maryland 21613 (Voice) 410-228-1818 (Cell) 443-477-3189 (Fax) 410-228-1216 Or Reed Correll, Chair, CEM, CHEP, MDPEMP Planner, Maryland Emergency Management Agency 5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive Reisterstown, Maryland 21136 Office: 410-517-3612 Cell: 443-243-8707

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