ILEAS Executive Director Jim Page was selected to be on the FEMA Region 5 Regional Advisory Council. Page was nominated by IEMA Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau and accepted for participation by FEMA Region 5 Acting Director Kevin Sligh. The Regional Advisory Councils were established by the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Act of 2006. The Regional Advisory Council:
- Advises the FEMA Regional Administrator on emergency management issues specific to Region 5
- Identify geography, demographics or other issues particular to Region 5 that makes emergency management more difficult
- Advise the Administrator of weaknesses or deficieicnes in preparedness, prevention, protection, response, recovery and mitigation within the Region that need addressed
FEMA Region 5 encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. Page's appoinment is for one year.