Saint Paul Director of Emergency Management Rick Larkin named President of the Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers

The City of Saint Paul’s Director of Emergency Management Rick Larkin has been named President of the Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers (AMEM). Larkin will continue his full-time role with the city during his one-year term as president.

“It is very humbling to be selected by my peers across the state to represent the people who work behind the scenes each day to support responders in the field,” said Larkin. “Communities across the state and the country are dealing with significant events that require an emergency response, and I hope to raise awareness and visibility around this work during my time as president.”

Larkin was officially voted in as president yesterday, and will be sworn in tonight at the association’s annual meeting.

The Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers is comprised of more than 400 emergency response planners from cities and counties throughout the state of Minnesota. The association aims to develop a network of Emergency Management professionals, and to foster and advocate the development of procedures and programs that advance disaster preparedness throughout Minnesota.

“It comes as no surprise that Rick has been asked to serve in this important role,” said Mayor Chris Coleman. “His work as director of Emergency Management has seen our city through numerous emergency situations, and his expertise and leadership will serve the association well in the coming year.”