NWTEMC Monthly Meeting
August 19th, 2010 10:00 AM
Hosted by Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Port Angeles WA
Attendees (sorted by Tribe/Agency):Tribe/Agency / Name / E-mail
Colville Tribes / Del Ostenberg /
Colville Tribes / Wes Seyler /
Hoh Tribe / Harold Miller /
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe/ARC Volunteer / Celeste Dybeck /
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe / Brandy Williams /
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe / DeLaine Greene /
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe / Joseph Turrey /
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe / Norman Greene /
Nisqually Tribe / Carl Rebstock /
NWTEMC / Glenn Coil /
NWTEMC / Lynda Zambrano /
NWTEMC Intern / Ted Bullock /
Peninsula College / Stephanie Supko /
Quileute Tribe / Chris Morganroth III /
Quinault Tribe / Rich Bly /
Sauk-Suiattle Tribe / Dennis Fenstermaker /
Snoqualmie Tribe / Bruce Smeltzer / None
Snoqualmie Tribe / Joan Smeltzer / None
Snoqualmie Tribe / Rick Zambrano /
Spokane Tribe / Claude Cox /
Washington Emergency Management Division / Dave Nelson /
- Call to Order – Claude Cox
- Opening Prayer - TBD
- Introductions – Claude Cox
- Review and Adoption of July 2010 Meeting Minutes – Carl Rebstock, Nisqually
- NWTEMC Board Report
- Chair – Claude Cox, Spokane
- Secretary – Carl Rebstock, Nisqually
- Treasurer – Jim Sande, Swinomish
- Committee Reports
- Interoperability Communications Sub-committee Report: Arlen Moses, Chair
- State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) Report
- New Business
- TEPA survey update – Lynda Zambrano
- The Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service – NWTEMC application - Carl
- Website Update – Glenn Coil
- NTEMC website:
- Grants Update – Lynda Zambrano
- SERC Report-- Lee Shipman
- 2010 NWTEMC Conference planning update – Glenn Coil
- 2010 Meetings & Events
- Upcoming CERT classes:
- Nisqually: Sept 17th-19th
- Sauk-Suiattle: Sept 21-25th
- Nooksack: October, TBD/weekend?
- Good of the Order
- CERT trailers – tabs expired.
Call to Order – Claude Cox @ 10:15 a.m.
Opening Prayer - Del Ostenberg
Introductions – Claude Cox
Review and Adoption of July 2010 Meeting Minutes – Carl Rebstock, Nisqually
Motion to approve minutes by Wes,
2d by Del.
NWTEMC Board Report
Chair – Claude Cox, Spokane
Secretary – Carl Rebstock, Nisqually
Letter to Wash. Emergency Management Division (EMD) in response to denial of state financial support yet to be drafted. Visit of NWTEMC Board is also planned. Also, visit to (DRMO) and state reutilization office still pending.
Treasurer – Jim Sande, Swinomish
Good news to report. NWTEMC has recently received the following grant funds.
2008 Tribal Homeland Security Grant: $92,900. This closes out the grant. A special thanks to the Snoqualmie Tribe for their efforts in resolving this grant. Funds will be used for staff back pay, as well as administrative costs.
WA DOH TEPA (Tribal survey): $45,000. Funds will be used to pay the remaining tribes that participated in the survey.
2009 Inter-Op Grant: $68,390 received for work conducted January through June 2010.
Interoperability Communications Sub-committee Report: Arlen Moses, Chair
State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) Report
Next SIEC meeting scheduled for 21 October 2010.
Claude invited Council to discuss the absence of Arlen from the SIEC and subsequent NWTEMC reports. This places the organizations out of compliance with two accepted interoperable communications grants.
Motion to identify Carl as alt. to SIEC : Denny, Sauk-Suiattle
2d by Celeste, Jamestown S’Klallam
TEPA survey update – Lynda Zambrano
Member participation was superb. Dept. of Health (DOH) very grateful. NWTEMC has received funds ($2,500 for each of 23 of 29 tribal respondents: $1K to tribe, $1.5K to NWTEMC) and plans to distribute these among participating Tribes in next few weeks (10 have already received payment).
Request submitted by DOH to OFM for waiver of certain contracting requirements for NWTEMC
- A waiver was needed because entities not specifically tribally created or represented were competing for contact dollars based on their “business experience”.
- Recent changes in OFM contracting procedures opened the door for this to occur and DOH needed to ensure funds went to tribal entities recognized and supported by tribes.
Maria is working with her fiscal office to develop correspondence to AIHC & NWTEMC, and for internal use, indicating exactly what these parameters are and plan to send this information shortly.
The decision from OFM however, will not, result in a “quasi-government” designation for either organization
The Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service – NWTEMC application – Carl
Qualification status of NWTEMC yet to be determined. Likely that DRMO will approve application. New quasi-governmental status is expected to improve chances of state approval.
Website Update – Glenn Coil
NWTEMC is taking lead in launch of national organization. Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training guide developed by Navajo available for download.
Meeting at Tribal Emergency Preparedness Conference (TEPC10) planned to discuss next steps. NTEMC regions will overlay FEMA regions. Andy Hendrickson, FEMA X tribal liaison, is contacting his counterparts. Various regional tribal leads have been invited to conference.
Grants Update – Lynda Zambrano
2011 applications for Casino Impact Funds will be completed.
Lobbying has begun for congressional support of multi-million dollar FEMA grant.
CERT program received $21,000 infusion from DOH. New response bags (500) and manuals (250) have been purchased. DOH will also continue contract for payment of CERT instruction.
SERC Report-- Lee Shipman
2010 NWTEMC Conference planning update – Glenn Coil
Eighty-one have registered thus far. DOH is covering the lodging cost for two representatives from each tribe: one from emergency management, one from healthcare. All are encouraged to register.
Options for filling remaining available breakout: Innovative Readiness Training (IRT), Center of Excellence for Homeland Security (Pierce College), and National Disaster Medical System (NDMS).
2010 Meetings & Events
Upcoming CERT classes:
Nisqually: Sept 17th-19th
Sauk-Suiattle: Sept 22-24th
Nooksack: October, TBD/weekend?
Colville Tribe (Republic): TBD
Good of the Order
Joan Smeltzer shared information about their emergency preparedness event that stressed basic domestic survival skills, e.g. grinding grains, dehydrating foods, sharpening tools, animal husbandry, snaring animals, knot craft, etc.
CERT trailers – tabs expired. Rick needs license plate numbers for all seven (Yakama, Spokane, Colville, Quinault, Muckleshoot, Sauk-Suiattle, Lower Elwha) so that we can get you your current tabs. Please e-mail plate number to .
October 21st meeting, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., to be hosted by Jamestown-Skalam at Red Cedar Hall, Jamestown Tribal Campus, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Sequim WA 98382.
Ron Wilson, haz-mat coordinator, has retired from WA EMD. Applications are being taken to fill his position.
Motion to adjourn by Celeste at 11:30