Title: Board Members & Appointed Officers | Missouri Emergency Preparedness Association Descriptive info: The MEPA Board of Directors consists of the following fifteen members:.. President.. Vice President.. Secretary.. Treasurer.. One Board Member from each of the 9 Troop Regions.. One Board Member for the "At-Large" Position.. Immediate Past President.. In addition, several other Appointed Officers, whom are not voting Board Members, serve at the pleasure of the President.. Position.. Name.. Agency.. E-Mail Address.. President.. Mike Boos.. City of Raymore EMA.. mboos@raymore.. com.. Vice-President.. Mike Daniels.. Warren County EMA.. mdaniels@warrencountymo.. Stan Swaggart (Appointed).. Cass County EMA.. Stans@casscounty.. Treasurer.. Gloria Michalski (Appointed).. Johnson County EMA.. gloria@warrensburgjocoeam.. Mike O'Neal.. Platte County EMA.. moneal@plattesheriff.. Phil Beeler.. Schuyler County EMA.. pbeeler@att.. net.. Pending Appoint.. Pending.. Larry Woods.. Spfld-Greene Co OEM.. lwoods@greenecountyoem.. Tom White.. Cooper County EMA.. ema@classicnet.. Dennis Johnson.. Boehringer-Ingelheim.. scbchief@hughes.. Clay Veurink.. City of Lebanon EMA.. At - Large.. Michelle Kidwell.. Callaway County EMA.. michellekidwell@cceoc.. Past President.. John Hark.. City of Hannibal EMA.. jshark203@gmail.. President - Mike Boos.. Michael Boos is the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Raymore, Missouri and has been in the emergency management field for the past fifteen plus years as part-time Asst.. Director and full-time EM Coordinator for the City of Raymore, Missouri, Mike has also worked in the Police Department as a Communications Officer and Public Works/ Engineering Departments as equipment operator and infrastructure inspector for the city and a past Deputy Sheriff for Cass County in the 80's for approximately 8 years.. Mike has been in public service for approximately 26 plus years.. He has also held the position if Chair for the Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee in the K.. C.. MARC region for 3 years (2003-2006).. Mike is currently a member of the MARC region Local Emergency Planning Committee under the emergency management group.. Vice President - Mike Daniels.. Michael Daniels has been the Emergency Management Agency Director for Warren County since 2002.. Michael also serves as the Chairman for the Warren County LEPC.. Michael has been a MEPA member since 2003.. Michael has been the Region C MEPA Representative since 2005.. Michael began is emergency response career as a firefighter in the U.. S.. Army 1973-1976.. Michael was hired by the City of Maplewood Fire Department in St.. Louis County in 1977.. Where he served as the department's Medical Officer/Firefighter.. Michael holds an Associate Degree in Fire Protection Technology from St.. Louis Community College/ Forest Park and a liberal arts Degree from St.. Louis Community College/Meramec.. Michael retired from the Maplewood Fire Department in 2000 after 22 years.. Michael currently serves on the Missouri Emergency Management Director's advisory Committee.. He also serves as the Chairman for the Region C Homeland Security Oversight Committee (RHSOC).. Michael was the recipient of the U.. Department of Commerce (NOAA)Mark Trail Award.. Michael has served as an Alderman for the City of Lake Saint Louis, Director Lake Saint Louis Fire Protection District, Past President Lake Saint Louis Community Association Board of Directors and is a former Board member of the Tri-County YMCA.. Secretary - Stan Swaggart (.. Appointed).. BIO Pending.. Treasurer - Gloria Michalski.. (Appointed).. BIO Pending.. Region A - Mike O'Neal.. Michael O’Neal is the Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator for the County of Platte, Missouri and has been in the emergency management field for the past ten plus years; Mike is also Deputy Chief of Police for Weatherby Lake Police Department and also does emergency management for this department as well.. Mike has been in law enforcement for twenty five plus years.. Mike began work at Weatherby Lake as a patrol man in 1987 to present and with the Sheriff Office in 1991 to 2000 as a deputy to sergeant in detention and 2002 to present as a deputy working in emergency management.. Mike is also a member of the Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee (MEMC) in the K.. MARC region as well as a member of the Local Emergency Planning Committee, a member of the Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) for the Coast Guard for the Port, Lead CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) coordinator for the Northland to include Clay and Platte counties.. He also is the chair of the UASI CERT group which coordinates regional activities with locals CERT Teams.. He is also chair of the ... Pending Appointment.. Troop H - Dennis Johnson.. Dennis Johnson serves as the Region H MEPA Board member and is the Team Leader for Security and Site Services for Boehringer-Ingelheim in St.. Joseph.. Dennis is also a Hazmat Captain for the Region H, HSRT; EMT and Fire Chief for the South Central Buchanan County Fire Department; a Licensed Fire Investigator and also serves as the Treasurer for the Buchanan Co.. LEPC, Treasurer for the Buchanan Chiefs Association, and a Buchanan Co.. Sheriff Reserve Deputy.. Troop I - Clay Veurink.. At Large - Michelle Kidwell.. Michelle Kidwell was appointed in 2007 as the Emergency Management Director and Floodplain Administrator for Callaway County, Missouri.. She is also the Emergency Management Director for the City of Fulton.. She is active in many community groups and organizations, and also serves as the counties LEPC Coordinator, CERT Program Administrator, and an alternate on the Region F Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee (RHSOC).. Michelle sits on the Board of Directors for Kingdom Projects and also holds a seat on the Callaway County 911 Advisory Board.. In 2009, Michelle was recognized by the Missouri Emergency Response Commission for the implementation of a Shelter-In-Place Program developed to teach school age children how to shelter-in-place.. Prior to her employment with Callaway County, Michelle began her career in 1988 in the field of Emergency Communications.. She was the 9-1-1 Director at Miller County, Missouri from 2004 thru 2007.. Past President - John S.. Hark.. John S.. Hark currently serves as the City of Hannibal and Marion County Emergency Management Director.. He began his career in 1972 as the Assistant Civil Defense Director for the City of Hannibal.. He later assumed the title of Emergency Management Director when Civil Defense was transformed into Emergency Management.. During John's Emergency Management Director tenure he has been a commissioned Deputy Sheriff in Marion and Ralls Counties, a member of the Marion County LEPC for 20 years and held the position of Chairman for 10 years and co-wrote the first LEPC Plan for Marion County.. He has served a MEPA President for 2 terms, is currently serving as Board Member at Large and has been awarded with a lifetime membership for his years of service and dedication in the field, and was chairman of RHSOC, Troop B.. John is a BT Planner for Marion and Ralls Counties, Board Chairman of the Northeast Missouri American Red Cross and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army.. In 2002 John was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region Seven Director.. John currently serves on the Missouri Emergency Management Directors Advisory Commission to the State Emergency Management Agency where he as been appointed Chairman of the Legislative Sub-committee.. He is a member of the Credentialing and Certification Sub-committee and a member of the HazMat Alliance Committee.. John was most recently appointed to the State Emergency Training Advisory Group by the State Emergency Management Agency.. APPOINTED OFFICERS.. Public Information Officer-Pending Appointment.. Parliamentarian.. Paul R.. Thomas, Jr.. , CEM, MBCP.. Paul’s emergency management experience began in 1952 when he joined the Civil Defense Ground Observer Corps in suburban Philadelphia while completing his education as an electrical engineer.. Following four years with the US Air Force as supervisor of a digital computer maintenance team, he completed thirty-five years with the IBM Corporation as a management consultant specializing in information architecture and business continuity planning.. He also served the city of Kirkwood, Mo.. twenty-four years as part-time Emergency Management Director.. After retirement from IBM he was elected sixteen years to the board of directors for the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI), a Missouri Nonprofit Corporation, where he chaired the bylaws committee and served as parliamentarian, VP Treasurer, and Chairman of the Board before retiring.. Paul served as parliamentarian for over a dozen years with the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and is well acquainted with Missouri’s nonprofit corporation statute and Robert’s Rules.. Paul holds a Lifetime CEM (Certified Emergency Manager from IAEM) and a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP) from DRI International.. He has been a member of MEPA since 1986.. Historian.. - Teresa Tost.. Last Updated: 2013/01/09 1404.. Previous page:..
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Title: Elections | Missouri Emergency Preparedness Association Descriptive info: The next election cycle for Board Members will be at the 2012 Emergency Management Conference.. Newly elected or reelected 2012 Officers and Boardmembers:.. President-Michael Boos (2 Yr Term).. Region A Board Member- Mike O'Neal (3 Yr Term).. Region D Board Member- Larry Woods (3 Yr Term).. ... Region G Board Member- Open Pending Presidential Appointment (3 Yr erm).. Region I Board Member-Clay Veurink (3 Yr Term).. Member-at-Large- Michelle Kidwell (3 Yr Term).. Elections Committee:.. Members interested in serving on the Elections Committee, please contact MEPA President, Mike Boos,.. for more information.. Last Updated: 01-09-2013..
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Title: Meetings | Missouri Emergency Preparedness Association Descriptive info: Here you will find minutes from Missouri Emergency Preparedness Association Board Meetings and General Membership Meetings.. All meeting minutes are in Adobe PDF Format.. 2011 Meeting Minutes.. Board Meetings.. 2011-02-24.. General Membership.. 2010 Meeting Minutes.. 2010-04-20.. 2010-08-30.. 2010-04-22.. 2009 Meeting Minutes.. 2009-03-24.. 2009-03-25.. 2009-06-29.. 2009-10-21.. 2009-03-26.. 2008 Meeting Minutes.. 2008-03-25.. 2008-08-28.. 2008-12-12.. 2008-03-27.. 2008-12-13.. Last Updated: 2011/03/01 1523..
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Title: Financials | Missouri Emergency Preparedness Association Descriptive info: 2011.. Membership Account.. Conference Account.. 2010.. All documents in Adobe PDF.. Last Updated: 2011-05-16 1912..
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Title: Become a Member | Missouri Emergency Preparedness Association Descriptive info: The.. Missouri Emergency Preparedness Association (MEPA).. is a non-profit statewide organization of emergency preparedness and response practitioners with the common goal of improving public safety in emergencies.. MEPA.. was formed by a group of local civil defense directors who recognized the need to expand and incorporate personnel in emergency service organizations into a cohesive and productive association.. Membership is open to anyone involved in emergency preparedness or response activities.. Individuals with local, county, state and federal government agencies, business and industry, and volunteer organizations are eligible to join.. MEPA's strength relies on a broad-based membership of individuals dedicated to emergency preparedness.. Annual Individual dues for 2013: $25.. 00.. 2013 Individual Memberships.. Download Individual Membership Application in Microsoft Word.. Download Individual Membership Application Adobe PDF.. PLEASE NOTE: If paying your membership via credit card, please mail the Membership Form Copy of your receipt to our mailing address:.. 2013 CORPORATE MEMBERSHIPS.. Download Corporate Membership Application in Microsoft Word.. Download Corporate Membership Application Adobe PDF.. Click.. here.. to view our Corporate Membership Benefits and policies.. BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP.. The most effective medium for continued progress in emergency preparedness is membership in the Missouri Emergency ... members.. LEADERSHIP DIRECTION:.. MEPA's Board of Directors serves as a voluntary unit to address local, state, and federal emergency management concerns and issues on behalf of the membership.. The Board consists of 15 members elected by the Association, one from each of the 9 regions, one "at-large" position, as well as a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and immediate past-president.. Board members' biographical data and contact information are listed on MEPA's web site.. MEMBERSHIP CARD:.. New members are provided a MEPA Member ID card.. STRENGTH IN NUMBERS:.. As a MEPA member, you are part of an organization dedicated to the common goal of improving public safety in emergencies.. Together we can find new and improved methods to reduce the loss of life and property damage during disasters.. MEPA serves as the catalyst to these goals.. MEPA provides its members information on resources for planning, training and response.. MEPA keeps its members abreast of new emergency management technologies, legislation and regulations.. ITEMS UNDER DEVELOPMENT.. Emergency Preparedness Scholarship Fund.. Best Practices Manual.. Additional MEPA Sponsored Training Events and Activities.. Expanded Association of Partnerships at the Local, State, Regional and National Level.. Last Updated: 2012/04/07 2205..
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Title: Important Issues | Missouri Emergency Preparedness Association Original link path: /cms/index.php?page=important-issues (No additional info available in detailed archive for this subpage)
Title: Legislative Affairs | Missouri Emergency Preparedness Association Descriptive info: Legislative Updates.. SEQUESTER Information:.. On 3/4/2013, the Federal House Appropriations Committee introduced a Continuing Resolution (CR) which would fund the government unitl the end of FY 2013.. Items in the CR are funded at the FY 2012 level minus the sequester amount unless specifically noted.. The Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) are funded at the FY 2012 level minus the sequester amount.. 2013 Missouri Bills to Watch:.. HB 28-Sponsor Lichtenegger, Donna:.. Authorizes any county commission, municipality, or fire protection district to adopt an order or ordinance, including a burn ban order, regarding its emergency management functions as they relate to a natural or man-made disaster.. Current Status: ... 67-Sponsor Higdon, Galen:.. Allows a local law enforcement officer to provide assistance outside his or her jurisdiction upon the request of or permission granted by specified law enforcement agencies.. Current Status: Second Read- 1/10/2013; Referred to Crime and Prevention Public Safety Committee- 1/31/2013.. HB 85-Sponsor Kelley, Mike:.. Requires the Department of Transportation to issue emergency utility response permits for the transporting of equipment and materials needed following a disaster where utility service has been disrupted.. Current Status: Second Read- 1/10/2013; Referred to the Transportation Committee- 1/31/2013.. For questions on legislative issues, please email Legislative Affairs Chair Larry Woods at.. legislation@momepa.. T.. o reach our Legislation Tracking Team, email..
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Title: Ad Hoc Committees | Missouri Emergency Preparedness Association Descriptive info: Under Construction..
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Title: Regional Pages | Missouri Emergency Preparedness Association Descriptive info: From the drop down menu on the Regional Pages tab, select the Region you would like to view.. Region A.. Region B.. Region C.. Region D.. Region E.. Region F.. Region G.. Region H.. Region I..
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Title: Region A | Missouri Emergency Preparedness Association Descriptive info: Coming Soon!.. Last Updated: 2012/03/16..
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