Dear Colleagues and Friends:

I would first like to say THANK YOU for allowing me to serve as your President the past two years. I am humbled and honored to have been able to lead such an outstanding organization of professional emergency managers.

We as an organization have faced the unprecedented challenge of responding to a world- wide pandemic that has impacted both our personal and professional lives. Each of you has performed exceptionally well during this time and I am thankful that for your dedication in serving our citizens of the commonwealth.

I ask that each of you support your new officers as much as you have your current officers as they work to move the organization forward. VEMA is stronger because of you the members, please stay involved and help us have a bigger voice in the commonwealth on preparedness for all of our citizens.

Again, thank you for what you do and as we move forward and continue to open up I look forward to the day that we can gather in person and catch up and reminisce about the past and talk about the last two years.

God Bless you.

Respectfully,

Robert Foresman
VEMA President