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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.


As a reminder: If you have not paid your dues for the 2024 year you will now receive the missives going forward. To renew please visit

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Check out our NEW! Job Connections page!

Look for Emergency Management jobs posted there. If you have something to share please let us know and we'll add it to the page!

We have three new positions to add. Head over to the Job Connections page for details!

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has three openings for Business Continuity and Enterprise Risk Business Analysts.  Any questions feel free to contact me.


New! Carver County Emergency Management: has an "Emergency Management Specialist" position open, closing on 5/30/2024.



MEMA's 40th Anniversary & End of Year Event!
We will be celebrating MEMA's 40th Anniversary with a luncheon at Jax's Cafe in Minneapolis on May 31st, 2024 at 10:00 and lunch at

Lunch is free to MEMA members and guest lunches are $20.

You MUST register through the MEMA store!!

We need to know how many people to expect and what your lunch selection is.

Registration deadline is May 24th, 2024.

Please note, this is a member, and member guest only event.

(*For dietary concerns contact Rick Larkin)


To round out the year and prepare for the upcoming elections cycle we will have Minnesota Secretary of State, Steve Simon will be on hand to talk about Minnesota election preparedness for 2024.
Watch for more information to come!

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Jax Cafe!

There is no virtual option for this event!

2023- 2024 Meeting Schedule

September 6th-  Retired coroner, John Fudenberg, from the Clark County Medical Examiner, will discuss Family Assistance Centers & Recovery based on his experience responding to the Route 91 shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

October 4th- Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s State Duty Officer Program.

November 1st- Captain Gwen Martin, Cottage Grove Police Dept., Officer Involved Shooting, Mental Health Resources and Post-Traumatic Growth.

December 6th- Mark Ray, the Fencing Consortium

January 3rd- MN National Guard


February 7th- No Meeting, Governor's Conference

March 6th- MN All Hazards Incident Management Team

April 3rd- HSEM Volunteer and Donation Management (VADM)

May 1st- MOA On-site

MEMA's 40th anniversary and End of Year Event!

Friday, May 31st -We will be at Jax's Café in Northeast Minneapolis for lunch



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