FEMA seeks experienced individuals who are interested in serving on the National Advisory Council (NAC) to apply. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 16. For more information on the membership application process, visit www.fema.gov/national-advisory-council.
The National Advisory Council was established by the enactment of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of Federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other manmade disasters. The NAC advises the FEMA Administrator on all aspects of emergency management. The NAC incorporates state, local and tribal governments; nonprofit and private sector input in the development and revision of the National Preparedness Goal, the National Preparedness System, the National Incident Management System and other related plans and strategies.
The NAC consists of up to 35 members appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the FEMA administrator. Members are designated as representatives, special government employees (SGEs), or Ex Officio. SGEs are defined in section 202(a) of Title 18 United States Code. To the extent practicable, the members are geographically diverse and represent a substantive cross-section of officials, emergency managers, and emergency response providers from state, local, and tribal governments, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations.
For more information about the NAC, contact the Office of the National Advisory Council at FEMA-NAC@fema.dhs.gov, or call 202-646-2700.
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