Kentucky Emergency Management

Press Release Date:  Monday, May 12, 2014  
Contact Information:  Contact: Buddy Rogers Office Tel: 502-607-1611
Cell Tel: 502-382-6006

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 12, 2014) – On May 5, Governor Beshear designated Geni Jo Brawner as Kentucky's state hazard mitigation officer.  In this capacity Brawner is responsible for managing Kentucky's mitigation programs, coordinating the efforts of the Kentucky Mitigation Advisory Council, and serving as Kentucky Emergency Management's liaison with the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IV mitigation staff. 

KYEM Assistant Director of Administration Stephanie Robey offered high praise for Brawner. “Geni Jo has been serving as an 'acting' the state hazard mitigation officer for several months and the Governor's designation is a testament to the great work she and the mitigation staff have accomplished.” 

FEMA awards hazard mitigation grants to local governments, state agencies and certain non-profit organizations for projects that will eliminate or lessen the impact of future disaster events.  During the past five years Kentucky has been awarded $84,586,934 for 312 mitigation grants, with an additional 26 grant applications pending approval by FEMA.

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