The Michigan Emergency Management Association is non-profit, organized in 1959 as the Civil Defense Directors’ Association of Michigan.
To support and enhance emergency management in the State of Michigan by representing emergency management at the local, state and federal level; promoting emergency management program standards; encouraging sound legislation supporting mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery issues; and developing unity among emergency management professionals.
The Michigan Emergency Management Association is dedicated to the promotion of health, safety, and the protection of lives and property by facilitating a coordinated response and recovery during emergencies and disasters throughout Michigan. Membership is comprised of local and state emergency management professionals, state emergency response professionals, fire, law enforcement, public safety, representatives from private industry, and volunteer organizations.
The Michigan Emergency Management Association Board has established a scholarship program for Michigan residents. This scholarship is for high school students who will be enrolling in Emergency Management track or students currently enrolled in a Public Safety degree area. In keeping with the purpose of the Board, the group is committed to encouraging and assisting students who desire to become an Emergency Management professional. The scholarships will be awarded annually in the spring to individuals who reflect the highest potential for an Emergency Management career.
MEMA Scholarship Application