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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.

Upcoming Meeting Information
MEMA's January 4th meeting will be VIRTUAL only due to inclement weather.

Chris Gabbard, Cybersecurity Advisor, Region 5, based in St. Paul,  with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will be presenting. Chris supports the mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure.

For more information about CISA, please go to the CISA website,

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-TBD

March 1st-TBD

April 5th-TBD

May 3rd-TBD

June 7th-TBD

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