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National Advisory Council Membership Applications

National Advisory Council (NAC) members advise the FEMA Administrator on all aspects of emergency management, they are critical resources for the agency to meet its mission.

The National Advisory Council is not currently accepting new member applications. The application period for new membership will open in the Spring of 2025. 

Available Positions

FEMA Administrator Criswell will appoint 11 members who will begin serving on the council in December 2024. Selected council members will guide future recommendations on topics including climate resilience, and agency and workforce readiness, which align to the FEMA strategic plan and priorities directed by the Administrator.

Discipline Specific Positions

Discipline-specific positions include a specialty in any one of the following fields:

  • Climate Change 
  • Communications 
  • Elected Government Official
  • Emergency Management 
  • Emergency Response Provider
  • In-Patient Medical Provider

In 2023, the NAC expanded the number of positions and specialties on the council to include climate change and public health expertise, they also hosted a first-ever meeting on tribal land and the council continues to represent the populations FEMA serves.

For a description of each position, go to the NAC Charter.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to serve on FEMA’s National Advisory Council, please follow the instructions listed in the Federal Register Notice.

Please note, per the Federal Advisory Committee Act, federal employees are ineligible to apply.

Submit your application package no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on May 12, 2024.