Chasing Dollars?
A Local Emergency Management Perspective on Capacity Building

Judson M. Freed
Director, Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Ramsey County, MN

May 22, 2013

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Related Web Resources:
Safety at Any Price: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in U.S. Cities
2012 National Preparedness Report
FY 2013 Preparedness Grants Program Information
Emergency Management Magazine
article, How Preplanning Can Ward off Bureaucratic Burden"
Ramsey County Emergency Management
6/10/13 National Governor's Association letter regarding reforming homeland security grants

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3 1/2 star rating 8 Ratings Submitted

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4 Stars 4 (50%) Business 1 (12%)

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"Very thought-provoking session. Many thanks."
Ed McDonough
Maryland EMA

"Mr. Freed was a wealth of information. I hope he comes back again."
Michael Farinacci

"I would like to know how useful improved public alerting would be? For example, to be deliverable to selected polygon areas or recipient categories such as first responders for exercises. Also the value of being able to broadcast maps of flood areas to the public. This would be an improved technology for EAS."
Frank Bell

"Very informative."

"Nothing new here."

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Judson Freed has more than 25 years experience in Emergency Management; Homeland Security; research protection; and community risk, resilience and operational continuity in the academic, private, and public sectors. He has created and expanded innovative and successful Emergency Management programs at the University of Minnesota and as a private consultant. For the past decade, he has served (and continues to serve) as Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security for one of the nation's most densely populated large urban counties.

Judd is a frequent presenter at conferences throughout the US, and a regular guest lecturer on issues of public sector risk and ethics in an age of terrorism, and is regularly sought out by local media. He is also very active in government affairs issues pertaining to the structure of Homeland Security in the United States, and the implications to and impact on local communities and local government. He has provided expert testimony before several state and federal commissions and to both the Minnesota State Legislature and the United States Congress.

Judd serves as Vice Chair of the Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, Subcommittee on Homeland Security and Emergency Management at the National Association of Counties; Government Affairs Committee Chair for the Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers; member of the Government Affairs Committee of the International Association of Emergency Mangers-USA Council, and helped write the ANSI-approved Emergency Management Standard by EMAP as a member of the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) Technical Committee and as an EMAP Commissioner.

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