About MEMA

Progress Through Unity

Our strength is in the diversity of our emergency management education and experience

The Michigan Emergency Management Association (MEMA) aims to support and enhance emergency management in the State of Michigan by:
  • Representing and developing unity amongst all emergency management stakeholders, including local, state, federal, non-profit and volunteer organizations, and the private sector
  • Enhancing emergency management training and education opportunities
  • Facilitating coordination and information sharing amongst emergency management professionals
  • Increasing public awareness and understanding of emergency management
  • Encouraging sound legislation supporting emergency management efforts
  • Coordinating resources to help emergency management stakeholders meet the needs of their programs 
MEMA Membership offers you opportunities:
Networking
  • Opportunities to network and collaborate with hundreds of emergency management professionals in multiple disciplines
  • Access to forums on best practices, lessons learned, and current issues in emergency management
Advocacy
  • Collaboration with other emergency management organizations to encourage leadership development, promote professionalism, and support strategic planning for the future of emergency management in Michigan 
  • Monitoring of state and federal legislation and regulations, as well as activities, trends, and other issues affecting the emergency management community
  • Provisions for the awareness of the roles and responsibilities of emergency managers through outreach to other organizations and disciplines
Professional Development and Education
  • Wide-ranging educational program information, training updates, and Lunch & Learn sessions conducted by subject matter experts and key individuals in the emergency management field
  • Leadership development opportunities in serving on MEMA committees
  • Discounts to the Annual MEMA Conference
Resources and Other Member Benefits
  • Members-only access to an online resource library containing emergency management toolkits, articles, grant information, and prospective employment opportunities
  • A monthly newsletter providing timely information on current emergency management initiatives, legislative issues, and agency news at the local, regional, tribal, state, and federal levels
  • A mentorship program designed for emergency management professionals in all career stages
  • Recognition of innovative programs and excellence in emergency management through the MEMA Awards Program

Membership is $50 per year. The membership year is January 1 to December 31.

Click here for a MEMA membership application or join/renew online.

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