FEMA Region V serves the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin, as well as the 34 federally recognized tribes located in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Our regional office provides advice, training and funding to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capabilities for disaster preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation.
Region V employs over 160 full-time employees and can draw on a cadre of more than 500 disaster assistance employees to provide support.
In April 2010, Andrew Velasquez III was appointed by President Obama to serve as the regional administrator for FEMA Region V. In this position, he coordinates FEMA’s regional disaster response and recovery, mitigation and preparedness activities throughout the region’s six states.
- Andrew Velasquez III, Regional Administrator
- Janet M. Odeshoo, Deputy Regional Administrator
- Maureen Cunningham, Regional Counsel
- Thomas Mefferd, Emergency Analyst
- Mark Peterson, External Affairs Officer
- John Walsh, Law Enforcement Liaison
Mission Support Division: James Duncan, Director
The Mission Support Division is responsible for ensuring there is continuity in the leadership of the agency's critical business operations, function and purpose
Mitigation Division: Christine Stack, Director
The Mitigation Division is responsible for creating safer communities through programs that reduce the loss of lives and properties such as the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
National Preparedness Division: Michael Chesney, Director
The National Preparedness Division is responsible for the coordination and development of the capabilities and tools necessary to prepare for all hazards with all levels of government.
Recovery Division: Paul Ricciuti, Director
The Recovery Division is responsible for providing federal assistance to individuals and households, as well as eligible public facilities in counties declared a major disaster by the President.
Response Division: Paul Preusse, Director
The Response Division is responsible for coordinating and implementing the federal response to major disasters, including planning, operations and logistics.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
536 South Clark Street, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605
Main Phone: (312) 408-5500
Media Contact: Cassie Ringsdorf
(312) 408-4455, email@example.com
Congressional Contact: Dan Shulman
(312) 408-4427, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tribal Contact: Bill Sulinckas
(312) 408-5210, email@example.com
Regional Disability Integration Specialist: Jessica Mitchell
(312) 408-5499, firstname.lastname@example.org
Freedom of Information Act Contact: Mark Peterson
(312) 408-4469, email@example.com
Law Enforcement Liaison: John Walsh
(312) 408-4490, firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaking Requests: Meghan Luke
(312) 408-4492, email@example.com
FEMA Map Assistance Center for Letters of Map Change: 1-877-FEMA-MAP (336-2627)
National Flood Insurance Program Information: (312) 408-5579
NFIP Bureau & Statistical Agent: Annette Burris
(217) 632-7210, firstname.lastname@example.org