VEMS20 Update 3/20/2020:

The Virginia Emergency Management Symposium has now officially been cancelled. The VEMA Executive Board met earlier today and has decided not to re-schedule VEMS20.  Although we are saddened not to host VEMS20 we feel that it’s the right decision in response to Covid-19. 

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The Virginia Emergency Management Association (VEMA) is a statewide organization that promotes and supports the twin goals of saving lives and protecting property during times of emergencies and disasters in Virginia. MISSION: "To promote, support and advocate for Emergency Management in the Commonwealth of Virginia." VISION: The recognized expert and advocate for excellence in the management of emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.” 

As a result of the Covid-19 Virus the VEMA office staff are working remotely. We will be checking voicemail throughout the day so please feel free to leave a message. If you need immediate assistance please send an email to [email protected]

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  • Elizabeth Gallagher, City of Roanoke Public Libraries
  • Mary Morton, Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition
  • Lauren E. Shrader, Dominion Resources, Inc.
  • Oscar Sotomayor, Sentara Healthcare CarePlex Hospital
  • John Turner, City of Martinsville