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The Emergency Management Alliance of Central Virginia

The Alliance meets the third Thursday of the month at the PlanRVA Office or via Zoom.
Please address any inquiries to Jess Robison, 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.

2022 EMACV Executive Committee

Chair: Jess Robison, Chesterfield
Vice Chair: Bill Lawson, Richmond
Recording Secretary: Darshan Parikh, Chesterfield
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
Tribal Representative: Steven Nelson, Rappahannock Tribe

Mass Care & Human Services Committee

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

Chair: Paul Hundley, City of Richmond
Vice Chair: vacant

Planning Committee

Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 1:00 p.m with the Training & Exercise Committee.

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

Public Outreach Committee

Meets the fourth Monday of every month at 10:00 a.m. with the Regional CERT Committee.

Chair: Jess Robison, Chesterfield
Vice Chair: Maj. Leslie Comer, Charles City

Regional CERT

Meets fourth Monday of the month at 10:00am with the Public Outreach Committee.

Chair: Steven Herring, Chesterfield
Vice Chair: Steven Burnette, OEMS

Training and Exercise Committee

Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. with the Planning Committee.

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