NCEMA Conference at Sunset Beach
SUNSET BEACH, NC - DSI was pleased to sponsor and participate in the North Carolina Emergency Management Association (NCEMA) conference at Sunset Beach during the period October 31 through November 2. The DSI team joined over 200 local and state emergency management officials for an excellent program of instruction and discussion on a variety of important topics. This was a particularly important conference, coming just a few weeks after the significant impact of Hurricane Matthew on 50 counties in the eastern and central regions of the state. DSI’s focus during this meeting was our highly successful and innovative Disaster Recovery services as well as our experience with partner, Capital Access, in the area of Community Development Block Grant development and support. Participating from DSI were Gary Yates, Joyce Watters, Lisa Lagergren, Meaghan Marx, Bill Kopp and partner Jordan Rink from Blue Ridge Emergency Preparedness Group. DSI is a long-time supporter of this conference—one of the finest programs in the nation.
DSI announced at this conference the establishment of our North Carolina office in Bryson City. Joyce Watters was also introduced as our North Carolina Recovery Manager. Immediately following this conference, DSI was engaged by a number of local communities for support in their ongoing Matthew recovery efforts.