Virginia Department of Emergency Management Opens Regional Office in Harrisonburg

November 17, 2016  //  

RICHMOND (Nov. 17, 2016) – Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) State Coordinator Dr. Jeff Stern announced the official opening of VDEM’s Region Three office in Harrisonburg today.

The opening of the new regional office will improve and enhance VDEM’s on-the-ground presence, thereby improving local coordination with state agencies and local governments responding to emergencies and disasters.

“Positioning our staff in the regions will enhance VDEM’s ability to quickly and effectively support localities on a daily basis and in times of disaster,” said Dr. Stern. “These regional offices were established at no additional cost to the Commonwealth.”

The Commonwealth manages seven geographic regions for emergency and disaster management through VDEM. Each regional office comprises, at minimum, one chief regional coordinator, a disaster response and recovery officer, a hazardous materials officer, and an all-hazards planner. Gene Stewart will serve as the Chief Regional Coordinator for VDEM Region Three.

VDEM’s Region Three comprises the following communities: the counties of Albemarle, Amherst, Appomattox, Augusta, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nelson, Prince Edward, and Rockingham; the cities of Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Staunton, and Waynesboro; and the towns of Farmville and South Boston.

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