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FEMA, Arizona host 3rd Annual Public-Private Sector Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Arizona
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in concert with the Arizona Division of Emergency Management hosted the third annual FEMA Region 9 Public-Private Sector Leadership Conference on Feb. 19, 2014 in Phoenix, Ariz. The theme of this year’s symposium was “Perception vs. Reality.” The Public-Private Sector Leadership Conference affords representatives of the public, private and nonprofit sectors the opportunity to network, share best practices, and generally benefit from the emergency management experiences of the “Whole Community.” To view the recorded conference, please click on the links below.
PBS Arizona Week Interviews Nancy Ward at 2013 Arizona Emergency Services Association Conference
In The News
New York Times: Severe Drought Has US West Fearing Worst
The punishing drought that has swept California is now threatening the state’s drinking water supply. With no sign of rain, 17 rural communities providing water to 40,000 people are in danger of running out within 60 to 120 days.
Las Vegas Sun News: California farmers brace for drought, unemployment
Amid California's driest year on record, the nation's leading agricultural region is locked in drought and bracing for unemployment to soar, sending farm workers to food lines in a place famous for its abundance
Members of the Media: Schedule an Interview!
FEMA's emergency response experts are available for interviews to discuss important issues that impact local communities. The FEMA Region IX External Affairs Officer in Oakland, California facilitates media requests for reporters in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Pacific Southwest tribes and territories.
If you're a member of the media interested in scheduling an interview with a FEMA expert, please email or call Mary Simms at 510-627-7006.
John Hamill, Director of External Affairs
Telephone: (510) 627-7054
Casey De Shong, Congressional Affairs and Intergovernmental Affairs
Telephone: (510) 627-7785
Mary Simms, External Affairs Officer (Media Queries)
Telephone: (510) 627-7006
Michael Cummings, Private Sector Liaison
Telephone: (510) 627-7220
Kelly Hudson, External Affairs/Speakers' Bureau Coordinator
Telephone: (510) 627-7079
Veronica Verde, External Affairs Specialist
Telephone: (626) 431-3843
Olivia Humilde, Mitigation Outreach Specialist
JoAnn Scordino, Regional Disability Integration Specialist