FEMA National Advisory Council Search for New Members

Wednesday February 17th, 2010

The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is looking for emergency management professionals who are interested in serving on its National Advisory Council (NAC) for a term of three years. FEMA is seeking to fill 12 positions on the council this year as some members’ terms end on June 15.

Specifically, the agency is searching for professionals in: Emergency Management, Public Health, Emergency Medical Provider, Standard Settings, Disability, Access and Functional Needs, State Non-Elected Official, and Tribal Non-Elected Official. Council members meet quarterly to discuss, deliberate, and make recommendations on FEMA plans and strategies. New or reappointed members would serve from June 15, 2010 to June 15, 2013.

The National Advisory Council was set into motion by the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006. The membership of the NAC may consist of up to 35 members appointed by and serving at the discretion of the FEMA administrator. Since its inception, the council has made recommendations to the FEMA administrator on the National Response Framework, the National Incident Management System, the Stafford Act, the National Disaster Housing Strategy and disability and private sector issues.

Individuals seeking to be considered for an appointment to the council should submit a resume or curriculum vitae detailing their experience in the arena of emergency management or related field, state which discipline area or areas they are applying, and provide letters of recommendation. Applications may be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and must be received on or before 5:00 pm EST on Friday, March 5, 2010, in order to be considered. Please include your contact information on all correspondence.

For detailed information on how to apply visit: http://www.fema.gov/about/nac/. Also, a complete list of current FEMA National Advisory Council members is available on the FEMA website.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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