Michael D. Selves, CEM®
First Vice President and Chair, Government Affairs Committee
International Association of Emergency Managers
March 8, 2006
Transcript (MS Word)
Feb. 24, 2006 IAEM Press Release, Response to White House Report on Hurricane Katrina
The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned
Appendix A: Recommendations
Michael D. Selves, a native of Chase County, Kansas, currently serves as the Director of the Johnson County Department of Emergency Management
& Homeland Security in Olathe, Kansas. Johnson County is the largest
county in the state with a population in excess of 470,000. It is the
major suburban area of metropolitan Kansas City.
He has completed the Management Excellence Program (M.E.P.) at the University
of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service in Charlottesville,
Virginia. He is a member of IAEM, KEMA, the American Society of Professional
Emergency Planners, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee.
He is active in the National Assn. of Counties (NACo) where he is a member
of the Board of Directors, the Homeland Security Task Force, and chairs
NACo's Emergency Management Subcommittee. Mike Serves as the First Vice President and Chair
of the IAEM and the KEMA Government Affairs Committees and as a member
of the Legislative Committee of the Kansas Association of Counties.
He is also a member of the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee
and Co-Chair of its Emergency Planning Subcommittee for the Kansas City Metro