2018 Incident Commander: Kelly Piper
This committee is responsible for the planning, coordination, and conduct of the Association’s annual conference.
Chair: Scott Porter
The Bylaws committee makes recommendations for the revision of the Association’s Bylaws by the membership, monitors adherence to provisions of the Bylaws, develops resolutions outlining the position and policy of the Association on specific issues, as appropriate, and presents proposed resolutions to the membership for adoption at General Membership meetings.
Chair: Patty Hopkins
The Finance and Audit Committee is appointed by the OEMA Executive Board to recommend guidelines for the management of, and provide oversight to, the Association’s fiscal activities.
Specific responsibilities of the committee are to:
- Work with the Treasurer in preparing a budget and addressing financial requirements;
- Prepare a budget addressing financial requirements;
- Conduct a review of audit.
Chair: Eric Plebuch
The Legislative Committee is appointed by the OEMA Executive Board to develop and maintain legislative priorities.
The committee assures that the program remains a valuable component of the Association and supports the Association’s vision, mission and goals.
Private Sector Committee
Chair: Marilyn Nikolas
Chair: Nancy Bush
Tracks and reports mandated training from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); tracks and reports state and local training to maintain certification; keep aware of emergency management programs that are being developed and provided technical assistance in the development of these programs.
Oregon Certified Emergency Management Specialist (ORCEMS) sub-committee of Professional Development
Chair: Sarah Eckman
The Oregon Certified Emergency Management Program (ORCEMS) was created to raise and maintain professional standards in emergency management and to certify achievement of that standard within the profession within Oregon. The program was developed in a cooperative effort between the Oregon Emergency Management (OEM), and the Oregon Emergency Management Association (OEMA) and requires extensive documentation of the applicant’s qualifications, experience and training. Final program packages submitted by an applicant will be reviewed and approved by a committee of their peers.
Strategic Communications / PIO
Chair: Vincent Aarts
Oversees marketing strategies for the Association in order to increase membership and to provide knowledge of the Association to other agencies, associations, businesses, and individuals; acts as public information officer.
Chair: Nathan Garibay and the Executive Board
The Strategic Planning Committee develops and maintains the Association’s Strategic Plan to assure that the Association continues to make progress towards achieving its mission and goals.
Chair: Steve Pegram
The Technology Committee provides oversight to and administration of the review and evaluation of existing and emerging technologies in communications and information system/processes programs.