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18th Annual EMAT Leadership Symposium
March, 2025 (tentative)


The Newly Elected EMAT Board of Directors for terms beginning in 2024 are (from left to right) - Region 5 - Sara Williams, At Large - Bobby Carlton, Region 5 - Justin Bunch, Region 1 - Jon Bodie, Region 6 - Laura Gehrig, Region 2 -Scott Hudson, Martin Ritchey, Region 6 - Mark Chadwick, President, At Large - Jamie Galloway, Immediate Past President, At Large - Steve Rosa, Region 5 - John Henderson, Secretary and At Large - Dee Harrison, Treasurer.

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President's Message

Mark Chadwick, CEM, TEM, M-MEMS - President

Hello EMAT Members,

As the new incoming EMAT President, I would like to begin my term by stating up front that the 17th Annual EMAT Symposium was a phenomenal success! This year was the highest attendance for the Symposium in the history of EMAT due to the leadership of Jaime Galloway, Board Members, Committee Members, and Jim Coles. We are so fortunate to have these leaders who are passionate about EMAT and our future is bright.

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EMAT Board of Director's Spotlight

JOHN Henderson, TEM

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator John Henderson began his career with the City of Wichita Falls in December of 2002. His first duties with the City were in Risk Management and serving as the Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator. Then in February of 2009, John became the full time Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. He has received the Advanced Professional Development certificate...Read More 


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