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Chandler elected president of KEMA

Woodford County Emergency Management Director Drew Chandler was elected for a two-year term as president of the Kentucky Emergency Management Association (KEMA) at the annual Kentucky Emergency Services Conference (KESC), held Sept. 4-7 at the Louisville Crowne Plaza.

Chandler, previously recognized by KEMA for his professional contributions in 2011 and recipient of the association’s Certified Kentucky Emergency Manager credential, first joined Woodford County’s department in 2002 as a volunteer and was appointed director by Judge/Executive John Coyle in 2015.

KEMA represents nearly 200 dues paying local, state, and private emergency managers. The KESC is a collaborative educational event sponsored by KEMA along with the Kentucky Chapters of the Association for Public Communication Officials (APCO) and National Emergency Number Association (NENA). This year’s attendance was in excess of 500 individuals.

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