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The Kansas Emergency Management Association (KEMA) represents its members who make up the professional Emergency Management community of Kansas.

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2017 Award Nominations Due July 28

Each year at the annual KEMA Conference in September, hard working individuals or groups are recognized for their dedication and service in the Emergency Management field.  

Below are nomination forms for the various awards and recognitions as approved by KEMA’s Board of Directors. The form specifies the award criteria, who can nominate a prospective recipient, who determines the award winner/recipient, and when the nomination is due.  Award nominations may be submitted by email or mail, but must include all information requested on the form. Please submit at least two (2) pictures, but no more than five (5) of each nominee along with the nomination form.

Please note that all nominations must be submitted by 5:00pm on Friday, July 28, 2017, to Ryan Murray. No late submissions will be accepted.

Each year, the KEMA Board faces many tough decisions that affect each individual or agency. Please help us make the selection process for these awards one of those tough decisions. We can only do that by submitting nominations for individuals or groups that work so hard throughout the year. It is our desire that the selection process be as objective as possible and therefore focused on the elements of the criteria instead of the name or reputation of the nominee.

Nomination Forms:


Our Mission, Values & Goals

Mission: Kansas Emergency Management Association is a network of leaders dedicated to providing excellence in emergency management for Kansas.

Values:  Among the membership and within the emergency management community in Kansas, KEMA is committed to:

  • Professionalism:  KEMA promotes excellence.
  • Teamwork:  KEMA fosters communication and cooperation.
  • Responsiveness:  KEMA solicits input and active participation.
  • Leadership:  KEMA advocates for progressive growth.

Goals: To fulfill its mission, KEMA will strive:

  • To advance the professional growth of members through the development, provision, and promotion of training and professional standards. 
  • To provide recognition for excellence in emergency management. 
  • To provide opportunities for exchanging ideas and sharing lessons learned from emergency management activities.  
  • KEMA will strive to promote the profession of EM and a culture of preparedness  
  • To serve as partner to the Kansas Division of Emergency Management to improve the overall preparedness of Kansas Counties and advise on local emergency management issues. 
  • To influence public policy on emergency management through an advocacy process at the federal, state and local levels. 
  • To coordinate the efforts and plans of this association with other organizations having common interests. 
  • To promote the Principles of Emergency Management (POEM) as the benchmark of emergency management practice.

KEMA Profile

KEMA offers networking opportunities among local emergency managers as well as opportunities to interact with state and national emergency management professionals and other affiliated individuals, governmental agencies and interested private groups.

Partner organizations include many federal agencies as well as private industry groups such as the Partnership for Emergency Planning.

Download the KEMA brochure here.