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Metropolitan Emergency Managers Association (MEMA)

The Metropolitan Emergency Managers Association (MEMA) is an organization of professionals dedicated to fostering relationships and improving how we collectively prepare, respond and recover from disasters. MEMA seeks to strengthen the communities in which we serve to create a foundation of resiliency for future generations.

Members are connected by their responsibility for planning, warning, and responding to disasters. Members are from public, private, and volunteer organizations that operate within and are located within the ten county Twin Cities metropolitan area: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, and the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Important Reminders

If you haven't paid your membership dues please visit the online (Store) and update your membership.

Membership is valid from January 1 through December 31. Membership payments are due and payable by March 1 of each year. Payments can be made via the online (Store) or by check (print and complete this 2023 MEMA Invoice and mail it in with your check). 

Please reach out if you have any questions! 

Upcoming March Meeting Information
MEMA's  March 1st meeting will be in person with a virtual option. Please see the membership Missive for the Zoom Link.

Please join us for networking, beginning at 9:30 am with the business meeting starting at 10:00 am. 

Our speaker for March is Gail Goodchild, the Emergency Management Director for Waukesha County, WI. Gail will be presenting her experiences with the Waukesha Christmas parade. 

If you'd like to join us virtually on Zoom at 10:00 am, please see your MEMA Missive for the Zoom information.

2022- 2023 Meeting Schedule

September 7th- Crime Victims Justice Unit- MN Dept of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs

*Please RSVP HERE for the in person meeting by August 31st. You can also join the meeting by Zoom (see Missive for link).

October 5th- Meeting at the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) EOC. Look for the member flyer in the Missive! (No online option).

November 2nd- Amy Peterson, Regions Hospital EM, Truck Bar Response. Meeting in person and online (see Missive for link).

December 7th- Minnesota Crisis Intervention 
Team, In person and Zoom Option, See Missive.

January 4th- Chris Gabbard, Region 5 CISA

February 1st- Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas.

March 1st- Gail Goodchild, Waukesha Parade.

April 5th- Task Force 1, Organization and Activities.

May 3rd- Bob Jacobson, New Mn Public Safety Commissioner

June 7th-Como Zoo, Zoological Preparedness

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