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The Emergency Management Alliance of Central Virginia

The Alliance meets the third Thursday of the month. Locations vary.
Please address any inquiries to Bill Lawson, EMACV Chair, or
Katie Moody, Regional EM Program Coordinator at
EMACV/PlanRVA | 804-323-2033

Executive Committee

The EMACV Executive Committee meets as needed, but no less than once per year.
Dates and locations vary.

2021 EMACV Executive Committee

Chair: Bill Lawson, Richmond
Vice Chair: Jess Robison, Chesterfield
Recording Secretary: Mike Magner, VDH
Finance Officer: Ben Ruppert, Hopewell
All Standing Committee Chairs (see below)
Federal Representative:
State Representative: Donna Pletch, VDEM
Private Sector Representative: Tony Savage, Dominion Energy

Mass Care & Human Services Committee

Meets the first Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m. at the PlanRVA offices.

Chair: Paul Hundley, City of Richmond
Vice Chair: Rob Rowley, Henrico

Planning Committee

Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. at PlanRVA offices

Chair: Kate Hale, New Kent
Vice Chair: Darshan Parikh, Chesterfield

Public Outreach Committee

Meets the fourth Monday of every month at 10:30 a.m. Locations vary.

Chair: Jess Robison, Chesterfield
Vice Chair: Kate Hale, New Kent

Region 1 RPAC-I Committee

Meets the first Friday of all even-numbered months at 10 a.m. at Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center in Chesterfield. As an important regional partner on communications/interoperability issues, Region 1 RPAC-I's minutes are included here.

Chair: Charles Smith, Hanover
Vice Chair: Corey Beasley, Hanover

Training and Exercise Committee

Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 3 p.m. at the PlanRVA offices.

Chair: Robert Williams, Hopewell
Vice Chair: Donald Hunter, Prince George