National Advisory Council Meeting
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Advisory Council (NAC) met on November 2 and 3, 2021. The meeting was open to the public through virtual means.
Date: November 2, 2021 - November 3, 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
The FEMA National Advisory Council met November 2-4, 2021. During this meeting, NAC subcommittees presented recommendations on the topics of equity, potential improvements to the public and individual assistance programs, workforce support, risk-informed decision making, and ideas of restructuring FEMA. Moreover, the NAC discussed and considered with selected experts and leadership how to best approach the consideration of issues of equity, climate adaptation, and readiness in 2022.
- The Council adopts 2021 recommendations.
- FEMA previews the upcoming FEMA 2022-2026 Strategic Plan.
- FEMA Administrator addresses her Council.
- Through presentations and panel discussions, the Council and FEMA deliberate on strategic objectives.
- NAC Subcommittees are aligned to the strategic plan goals.
Please refer to the Federal Registry Notice (FRN) for additional information.
Tuesday, November 2nd
|8:30 am – 9:00 am||Welcome and Safety Briefing|
|9:00 am – 9:45 am||Introductions|
|9:45 am – 10:00 am||Public Comment Period|
|10:00 am – 11:00 am||NAC Equity Subcommittee Report & Discussion|
|11:00 am – 12:00 pm||NAC Expedite Disaster Assistance Subcommittee Report & Discussion|
|12:00 pm – 1:00 pm||Lunch|
|1:00 pm – 2:00 pm||NAC Vision 2045 Subcommittee Report & Discussion|
|2:00 pm – 2:45 pm||NAC 2021 Recommendations Slate Voting|
|2:45 pm – 3:15 pm||FEMA “EMI Anywhere”: Dr. Jeff Stern, Superintendent, Emergency Management Institute|
|3:15 pm – 3:45 pm||Functional Recovery: Dr. Steve McCabe, Director, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Introduction by Dr. Anna Lang|
|3:45 pm – 4:15 pm||FEMA National Preparedness Investment Strategy: Joel Doolin, Director, National Assessments & Integration|
|4:15 pm – 5:00 pm||NAC Strategy Going Forward - Alignment to the 2022-2026 FEMA Strategic Plan: NAC Leadership Team and Designated Federal Officer|
|5:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Day 1 Wrap and Announcements|
Wednesday, November 3rd
|8:30 am – 8:45 am||Open Meeting and Announcements|
|8:45 am – 9:00 am||Public Comment|
|9:00 am – 10:00 am||The 2022-2026 FEMA Strategic Plan: Cynthia Spishak, Associate Administrator, Office of Policy and Program Analysis|
|10:00 am – 11:30 am||Equity – Remarks and Discussion with FEMA Leaders: David Bibo, Associate Administrator (Acting), Office of Response and Recovery Justin Knighten, Director, Office of External Affairs Victoria Salinas, Associate Administrator, Resilience Kevin Sligh, Equity Advisor to the Administrator Tony Robinson, Region 6 Administrator|
|11:30 pm – 12:30 pm||Lunch|
|12:30 pm – 12:40 pm||Introduction of the FEMA Administrator: NAC Chair Nim Kidd, Chief, Texas Division of Emergency Management|
|12:40 pm – 1:00 pm||NAC 2022 Focus Areas: Deanne Criswell, Administrator|
|1:00 pm – 2:00 pm||Open Dialogue – NAC and Administrator Discussion: Deanne Criswell, Administrator Nancy Dragani, Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Administrator|
|2:00 pm – 3:30 pm||Climate Adaptation – Remarks and Discussion with FEMA Leaders: Kristin Fontenot, Director, Office of Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation, FIMA Vincent Maykovich, Region 10 Administrator Keith Turi, Assistant Administrator, Recovery Directorate|
|3:30 pm – 5:00 pm||Readiness – Remarks and Discussion with FEMA Leaders: Jeff Dorko, Deputy Associate Administrator (Acting), Office of Response and Recovery Dr. Melissa Forbes, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Recovery Directorate Eric Leckey, Deputy Associate Administrator, Mission Support|
|5:00 pm – 5:30 pm||Day 2 Wrap and Announcements|
|5:30 pm||End of the Fall NAC Meeting public scheduled events|
Rob Long, Designated Federal Officer
Office of the National Advisory Council
Federal Emergency Management Agency
500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472-3184
202-646-2700 or Email