Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig Appointed to the FEMA National Advisory Council

On Tuesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator, Deanne Criswell, announced the appointment of 16 new members and 3 returning members to the agency’s National Advisory Council. Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig has been announced as a new appointee to the National Advisory Council.

The National Advisory Council advises the FEMA administrator on all aspects of emergency management, including preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation for disasters and national emergencies. Council members represent a substantive cross-section of officials, emergency managers and emergency response providers from state, local, tribal and territorial governments, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations. Since its creation in 2006, the council has provided nearly 400 recommendations to FEMA on a variety of key emergency management topics.

National Advisory Council members are appointed to three-year terms, with approximately one-third expiring each year. Members may apply to serve a consecutive three-year term.