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.” 

VEMA Annual Business Meeting - July 1 at 12:00 noon via Zoom (posted 6/1/2020):  Register here

Congrats to our Award Winners!

Adam Ward Media Excellence Award
Tim Barber, Northern Virginia Bureau Chief; ABC-7 WJLA-TV
Kimberly McBroom, Morning Anchor, WDBJ-7
Leo Hirsbrunner, Meteorologist, WDBJ-7

Legislative Achievement Award
Melanie Worley Clark, Public Safety Advocate; Move Over VA

Clarence P. "Pete" Rea, Jr. Public-Private Partnership Award
Elizabeth Parker, General Manager; Holiday Inn - Newport News

Outstanding New Emergency Management Professional Award
Katie Moody, Regional Emergency Management Program Coordinator; Plan RVA
Melanie Fleenor, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator, Bristol City Fire Department

Outstanding Emergency Manager in Higher Education Award
Brittany Schaal, Director of Emergency Management; University of Richmond

Important Updates: 

For up to date information about COVID-19 please click here, or on the COVID-19 tab above. 

US Cyber Incident Coordination & Fact Sheet  

Award Winners - continued

Volunteer of the Year Award
Bob Mitchell, CERT Steering Committee Member; Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle CERT
Les Garrison, CERT Coordinator; Arlington CERT

Warren E. Trent Individual Achievement/Emergency Management Professional of the Year Award
Erin Sutton, Director; Virginia Beach Office of Emergency Management

Congrats to our Scholarship Winner!

Addison E. Slayton, Jr. Scholarship
Lauren Wallace, Emergency Management Specialist, Prince William County OEM


Welcome New Members!

Gary R. Rowley, Henrico County OEM
Tihara A. Richardson, Old Dominion University
Joseph T. Wallace, DMA - VDF
Michael Whiteaker, VDH