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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.


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September 6th Meeting, The Importance of Family Assistance Centers and Planning for Mass Casualty Events.


Join us for a light breakfast and networking starting at 9:30am and stay to hear from our speaker,

John Fudenberg from  10 to noon.


Please RSVP HERE, We want to make sure we're prepared. 

John Fudenberg, the Executive Director for the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IACME).


John will take a dive into his experience and the importance of family assistance centers and planning for mass casualty events.


In October 2017, John led the critical incident response team after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. Through this experience, John learned the importance of collaboration between coroner/medical examiner and other response agencies as well as the need to aggressively address wellness/mental health in responder agencies. John believes that their Family Assistance Center planning, training and exercising was the critical component to their successful response.

John retired in 2020 after over thirty years of public service in law enforcement and the medicolegal profession. John served as the Coroner for the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner (CCOCME) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

While we would love to see you in-person, we will have a virtual hybrid option available. Please keep an eye out for additional communication including a link to RSVP for September’s meeting. Guests are welcome as well with registration!

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.

Please RSVP HERE, We want to make sure we're prepared.

October 4th-

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December 6th-

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