Hometown Emergency Preparedness Ad Hoc Committee 2021-2022  


The mission of the Maryland Municipal League (MML) Hometown Emergency Preparedness Committee (HEPAC) is to help municipalities prepare for and reduce the effects of natural or man-made disasters affecting Maryland’s cities and towns through education, planning, mitigation, response and recovery.


To assist Maryland’s cities and towns integrate into the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) disciplines; to develop and maintain a central repository of resources available through Maryland’s municipalities and to facilitate agreements for the sharing of those resources in the event of a natural or man-made disaster; to collect and share information and training related to emergency preparedness; to promote common terminology among our members; to assist cities and towns in developing emergency operations centers and continuity of operations plans; to promote citizen cooperation and conduct outreach to educate citizens and businesses in the preparation and response to disasters; and to raise awareness among city\town elected and appointed officials.


  •  HEPAC Members 2022-2023 Board Year
    Chair: Beryl Feinberg Councilmember, Rockville 
    Vice Chair: Shaneka Nichols Councilmember, Berlin
    Vice Chair: Robert Ryan  Public Service Director, College Park
    Christina Cornwell Emergency Service Manager, Laurel
    Lee Cornwell Director Office of Emergency Management, Bowie
    Wayne Creadick Councilmember, Myersville
    Katrina Dodro Councilmember, New Carrollton
    Joanne Hall-Barr Deputy City Administrator, Laurel
    Dr. Mark Landahl  Emergency Manager, Rockville
    Stacy Milor Town Clerk, North Beach
    Marverly Nettles  Councilmember, Cheverly 
    Jeffrey Silka City Administrator, Cumberland 
    Kevin Simmons Director Office of Emergency Management, Annapolis
    Rommell Sandino Councilmember, Hyattsville
     Wanda Wheatley  Commissioner, Cottage City 

Additional Information

HEPAC Resource Page