Notice: EMForum Discussion on Emergency Management Policy Issues and Legislative Action

Per Lori Hodges of DEM and Colorado's State All-Hazards Advisory Committtee (SAHAC), I understand that will be hosting a one hour presentation and interactive discussion on Wednesday, January 27, 2009, beginning at 10:00 mountain time.  This presentation and discussion is open to emergency management personnel and the topic will be current emergency management policy issues before Congress, and how emergency managers can get involved to help promote local intiatives/issues.

Lori indicates that EMForum's guest will be Martha Braddock, Policy Advisor for the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) where she develops and implements strategies to engage Congress, partner organizations, and Federal departments and agencies on key issues to local emergency managers.  Also joining will be Larry J. Gispert, Director of Hillsborough County Florida Emergency Management.  Mr. Gispert is a past president of IAEM and has served as liaison with IAEM's Government Affairs Committee.

For more info on the session, see for related materials and for instructions

EMForum hosts remind participants that, if this will be your first time to participate, to please check your connection at least a day in advance by clicking on the Live Meeting Login (link at the top left of the page). The Live Meeting client must be used in order to access the audio.

EMForum also notes that this educational opportunity is provided by the Emergency Information Infrastructure Project (EIIP).  For more emergency management-related discussion opportunities, check out their page at or follow @emforum them on Twitter for the latest announcements at