Membership applications will be reviewed by the SCC EMA Board’s Membership Committee and a determination made within 60 days of application submission. Membership is effective immediately upon Board approval. As soon as practical, after Board approval, the President will email the new member and the Secretary will announce the new member to the membership. The announcement will also be placed on the next member meeting agenda. New members will have 30 days to submit membership dues. New members may not vote until dues are paid.
Do not submit payment with application. When application is accepted, payment instructions will be emailed to you.
Membership Categories Membership is open to any individual who is professionally engaged and currently employed in the emergency management field in the County of Santa Clara in local government, special districts, private (non-profit) sector, business and industry, public health, and higher education, and/or has retired after serving in the emergency management profession.
Applications are accepted for four levels of membership as follows:
Group Membership Group Membership is open to any organization (public, private, and nonprofit sectors) that is eligible for individual membership and has multiple employees working as Emergency Management practitioners (directors, deputy directors, specialists, planners, coordinators, etc.). Group members may serve on any committee. There is no limit to the number of people in a group membership. Organizations with Group Membership may cast one (1) single vote that represents the organization.
Individual Membership Individual Membership is open to emergency management practitioners – those currently employed and professionally engaged in the emergency management profession as an emergency program planner, coordinator, manager, specialist, or program director (or like position). Individual members may serve on any committee and hold office. Individual members may cast (1) single vote.
Associate Membership Associate Membership is open to any student, volunteer or other individual with a passion for emergency management. We encourage your involvement and welcome your interest and ideas. Associate members must meet the membership criteria established by the Membership Committee, and participate on one or more SCC EMA committees. Associate members may not vote or hold office.
Emeritus Membership Emeritus status and membership may be conferred upon those Association members who are past emergency management practitioners that have retired or were honorably discharged from an emergency management position.
Emeritus members as retired participants do not pay membership dues. They may participate in committees, and retain the rights and privileges equal to Associate Members of the Association. Because Emeritus members do not represent an entity or organization (only themselves), Emeritus members may not vote or hold office.