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 FeinbergCouncilmember, Rockville 
    Vice Chair: Shaneka NicholsCouncilmember, Berlin
    Vice Chair: Robert Ryan Public Service Director, College Park
     Stuart Adams Councilmember, College Park
    Christina CornwellEmergency Services Manager, Laurel
    Lee CornwellDirector Office of Emergency Management, Bowie
    Wayne CreadickCouncilmember, Myersville
    Katrina DodroCouncilmember, New Carrollton
    Joanne Hall-BarrDeputy City Administrator, Laurel
    Dr. Mark Landahl Emergency Manager, Rockville
    Stacy MilorTown Clerk, North Beach
    Marverly Nettles Councilmember, Cheverly 
    David RicePolice Chief, New Carrollton
    Jeffrey SilkaCity Administrator, Cumberland 
    Kevin SimmonsDirector Office of Emergency Management, Annapolis
    Rommell SandinoCouncilmember, Hyattsville
     Wanda Wheatley Commissioner, Cottage City 

Additional Information

HEPAC Resource Page