Committees, Working Groups, and Liaisons

Your Link to Valuable Expertise and Networks


FEPA's Committees provide valuable insight and technical expertise for FEPA Programs and Projects. FEPA's Standing Committees are listed below with a brief description of their focus and intent. Please reach out to the Committee contacts for more information or to become more involved.

FEPA's Working Groups are established to perform project driven analyses and evaluations and promote coordination for initiatives that impact multiple Florida's emergency management programs.  

FEPA's liaisons provide access to allied agencies and organizations and represent FEPA on statewide committees, commissions and working groups. 

Annual Meeting Committee

Annual Meeting Committee Chair

Steven Lerner

Seminole County Emergency Management

The FEPA Annual Meeting Committee develops the program and activities for the FEPA Annual Meeting. All FEPA Committees contribute and provide suggestions for FEPA meeting content and schedules.  FEPA members are encouraged to suggest topics through the formal "Call for Presentations" process or through their Area Governors.

Certification Committee

Certification Committee Chair

Shayne Morgan

Columbia County Emergency Management

Instructor Certification Section Vice-Chair

Jeff Goldberg

Walton County Emergency Management

Emergency Management Section Vice-Chair

April Taylor

City of Orlando Emergency Management

The FEPA Certification Committee serves as the Certification Commission to implement the FEPA Certification Program. FEPA maintains an Emergency Management practioner certification program with three levels of recognition and an opportunity for recognition as a Health Care Emergency Manager. An Instructor Certification with three levels of recognition is also available.

Membership and Awards Committee

Membership and Awards Committee Chair

Kelly Wilson

St. Johns County Emergency Management

The FEPA Membership and Awards Committee works to promote and retain membership as well as to ensure the Association delivers quality member services through it projects and programs. The Committee advertises and manages the FEPA Annual Awards Program and works closely with the FEPA Area Governors to solicit award nominations to recognize outstanding contributions to the Florida emergency management system and the emergency management profession.

Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee Chair

Ed Ward

FEPA Parliamentarian

The FEPA Nominating Committee solicits nominees from the membership, confirms interest and qualifications of candidates, and makes recommendations to the membership for nominees to serve as officers of the Association.

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