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.


  • Chair: Jesse Bane
    Administrator, Bel Air
  • Robert Althoff
    Police Chief, Brentwood
  • Angela Blake
    Councilmember, Salisbury
  • Bennard Cann
    Mayor, Morningside
  • Katrina Dodro
    Councilmember, New Carrollton
  • Beryl Feinberg
    Councilmember, Rockville
  • Joanne Hall-Barr
    Director of Parks and Recreation, Laurel
  • Melinda Mendoza
    Councilmember, Colmar Manor
  • Stacy Milor
    Clerk, North Beach
  • Shaneka Nichols
    Councilmember, Berlin
  • Robert Ryan
    Public Services Director, College Park
  • Kyle Snyder
    Administrator, Upper Marlboro

Additional Information

HEPAC Resource Page