SEATTLE, Wash. -- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Regional Administrator Susan Reinertson has announced the appointment of Mark Carey as the Mitigation Division Director for FEMA Region X, a jurisdiction which includes the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
"Pre-disaster mitigation is a cornerstone of Administrator Paulison's 2008 vision for FEMA," said Reinertson. "Mark is responsible for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and for strengthening, integrating, and institutionalizing this region's mitigation efforts to prevent, protect against and recover from threatened or actual disasters."
Carey joined FEMA in 2001 and has served as the Community Mitigation Programs Branch Chief and Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch Chief. Prior to coming to FEMA, Carey worked as County Planning Director and Division Manager at various local governments in Washington State. He is a graduate of the University of Washington's Cascade Public Executives Program and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Land Use Planning from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington.
FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.