Winter Conference Call for Proposals

Winter Conference Call for Proposals

You are invited to submit a proposal to share your experience and expertise with your colleagues at the 2022 EMAO Winter Conference. Others will benefit from your experience while you make a valuable contribution to the profession’s field of knowledge. If you have used funding or organizations to work on strategies or projects, we are particularly interested in your expertise.

Call for Presentations must be POST MARKED no later than June 17, 2022. You can find the presentation application here.

Part-Time Emergency Management Specialist for Shelby County

Job Announcement
Emergency Management Specialist (PT)

Shelby County has an opening for a Part-Time Emergency Management Specialist with the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency. Under the direction of the EMA Director/ Executive Committee, the specialist will assist the EMA director with administering the county emergency management and the county safety program; by means of prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery capabilities through regional and local coordination and public safety planning for the occurrence of natural and man-made (all-hazards) emergencies and disasters.

Applicant must have received a high school diploma, plus twelve months of training and/or experience in Emergency Management planning and civil defense preparedness. In addition, the successful candidate must meet all job safety requirements and be subject to drug and alcohol testing based on reasonable suspicion. Compensation will be dependent upon experience.

All interested applicants may pick up an employment application at the Shelby County Commissioners Office, Shelby County Annex, Suite 100, Sidney, Ohio, 45365, between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Friday or online at https://co.shelby.oh.us/. Questions may be directed to 937-492-5635. A completed application and resume must be submitted to kfryman@shelbyco.net or dropped off at Shelby County Annex by 4:00 PM Monday, November 14, 2022.

EMAO 2022 Winter Conference and Vendor Show

2022 EMAO Winter Conference and Vendor Show
Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center
December 8th and 9th 

Due to the popularity of the EMAO Winter Conference, we had to move to a bigger venue to accommodate all our members.  We hope that you will plan on joining us at Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center, which is another one of Ohio’s State Parks located in Lore City, outside of Cambridge, Ohio.  

Not only has our venue expanded, but we are excited to be able to get back together with our EMAO Vendors.  This will be the first EMAO Conference and Vendor Shows since 2019 and we are certain that this will be one of the best!

Although the venue is larger, we are still planning on selling out of rooms, so we want to encourage everyone to register as soon as possible!

Please check the events page for links to registration forms and the draft agenda.

Job Opportunity with Lucas County EMA

Lucas County EMA is hiring a GIS Planner/Operations Officer. Responsibilities include but are not limited to development and maintenance of emergency and disaster planning, grants management, facilitation of the Emergency Operations Center, develops and maintains Emergency Services’ GIS databases, gather geographic data. Produce accurate and legible decision-making maps, databases, dashboards and other spatial analysis. Responsibilities may also include assisting in updating, monitoring, and maintaining the 9-1-1 emergency telephone related system files. The GIS Planner will assist in all functions necessary to mitigate against, plan and prepare for, respond to, continue operations during and recover from all emergencies or disasters. Click here for more details.

Programs for Storm Relief from the State Treasurer’s Office

 

The destruction and damage caused by recent severe weather impacted many Ohioans. The Ohio Treasurer’s office administers two economic development programs that may be beneficial to impacted individuals or entities when insurance coverage or relief funds do not cover the full cost of repairs or replacement of property, equipment, or vehicles, or if those impacted did not have insurance coverage for the damage incurred.

ReEnergize Ohio and ECO-Link offer interest rate reduction on loans for damage from natural disasters for any Ohioan with a small business or a primary residence located in Ohio. The bank loan application must be submitted in conjunction with a participating Ohio depositary bank. The borrower and the bank loan officer complete the application online. Please contact the Ohio Treasurer’s Department of Economic Development at 614-466-6546 or 1-800-228-1102 for assistance finding a participating bank in your area.

ReEnergize Ohio (previously Renew Ohio) assists small business owners and farm operators who require loans to repair or replace their property. The ReEnergize Ohio linked-deposit program can work with SBA loans as well.

  • For construction loans, provides up to a 3% interest rate reduction on individual or commercial loans for up to four (4) years. The rate reduction is available on loans up to $550,000, with possible cap variance on a case by case basis.
  • For restoration loans, provides up to 3% interest rate reduction on loans up to four (4) years. The rate reduction is available on loans up to $550,000.
  • The online application consists of two brief forms – one from the applicant and one from the lender. Contractor estimates for a business construction project must be attached and must total greater than or equal to the full amount of the loan.

ECO-Link (previously Rebuild Ohio) assists homeowners with financing the restoration or replacement of their primary residence through the use of construction or restoration loans.

  • For construction loans, provides up to a 3% interest rate reduction on loans for up to two (2) years. The rate reduction is available on loans up to $400,000.
  • For restoration loans, provides up to a 3% interest rate reduction on loans for up to seven (7) years. The rate reduction is available on loans up to $50,000.
  • The online application consists of two brief forms – one from the applicant and one from the lender. Contractor estimates for the projects must be attached and total greater than or equal to the full amount of the loan.

More information about ReEnergize Ohio and ECO-Link can be found athttp://www.tos.ohio.gov/Economic_Development. If you have any further questions, please contact the Ohio Treasurer’s Department of Economic Development at 614-466-6546 or 1-800-228-1102.