The leader of the state’s emergency management division recently became president-elect of a national group of his fellow administrators. David Miller will take over as the president of the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) in October of 2010.
Miller says the president right now is David Maxwell of Arkansas and says he looks forward to working with Maxwell and then taking over in the next year. Miller says the group shares ideas on how each state can do their job.
He says they will discuss a number of issues on how states work together, from how they work between states, and how they work with federal organizations such as FEMA. Miller says the group will also address broader ideas as they look at protecting the public.
Miller says the includes everything from the affects of global warming to discussions of critical infrastructure and key resources. He says they also talk about how they help each other and also try to influence congress as they look ahead to addressing key disaster issues. Miller has had plenty of experience in Iowa in recent years with the tornadoes, flooding and winter storms.
Find out more about the state emergency management division here.