PrintMinnesota VOAD is the association of voluntary agencies and their partners involved in disaster response, recovery, and preparedness. MNVOAD works to promote cooperation, communication, collaboration, and coordination, the “4 C’s”, in order to help all our members provide better service to those impacted by disasters in Minnesota.

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March Notes


It’s almost Spring.

MN VOAD Conference is going to be bigger and better this year. We hope you all have a chance to attend it this year.

There is still time to register! https://www.picatic.com/MNVOAD2018

Here are some of the highlights:

Two great Plenary Sessions, featuring Mr. Joe Kelly, Director of Minnesota HSEM and a Review of our Members’ Emergency Responses of 2017.

  • Nine informative and inspiring Workshops (see attached or go to the registration link above for details)
  • Great Food and Fellowship!
  • Vendors and Exhibitors Displays and Information
  • Annual MNVOAD Business meeting
  • NEW Capacity Building Team meetings around Whole Community Long-Term Recovery, Disaster Communications and Agency/Emergency Management Relations.

There are have several openings on the MNVOAD Board to fill and we would love to see some fresh faces and new agency representation!  If you would like to suggest any candidates for the board (yourself included), please contact Tom Anderson (tomandkaty@mac.com or 651-900-4018)

New trainings and webinars are listed on our training page.

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Fresh Starts

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Happy New Year to all our members and partners. 

2018 starts with much activities for MNVOAD!

Registration for 2018 MNVOAD Conference!

The 2018 MNVOAD Conference is open for registration! We hope you will attend this very important gathering.  For more information go to our 2018 Conference page.

We are also recruiting members and partners to showcase your agency or organization at the conference. Let us get to know you. If you know of any related businesses or organizations who are interested in exhibiting in our conference, please share with them the registration information.

North Star Award Award Nominations!

Look for the stars in your organization or agency. Help us celebration their achievements. Nominate them for this award. For nominations details, please go to the 2018 Conference page.

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