Regional Emergency Management Committee

Upcoming Events

The Mount Ascutney Regional Commission (MARC) will be hosting a quarterly Emergency Management Roundtable meeting on Monday, Oct 24th from 12pm-1pm at MARC office in Ascutney (virtual option also available).

This will also be our first meeting of the new Regional Emergency Management Commission (REMC). Agenda and RSVP request to follow.

We will be discussing mutual aid agreements with Vermont Emergency Management, providing on-site technical assistance, and planning for a regional TTX that will include exercising updated and existing agreements. If your community has any mutual aid agreements (formal or informal) in place, please bring any existing documentation and any discussion points or questions you would like to cover. We will also go over and plan for the next few roundtable presentations/discussions.

If you are unable to attend, but have mutual aid or other EM questions, please contact Allison or Malia.

If you are interested in attending our REMC meetings, please complete the survey below:


Regional Emergency Management Committee

Regional Emergency Management Committees (REMCs) coordinate emergency planning and preparedness activities to improve their regions’ ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all disasters.

The Mount Ascutney Regional Commission (MARC) will be managing and facilitating an REMC composed of representatives from each municipality in the region. 

Each town appoints two voting members: the first voting member is the Emergency Management Director (EMD), and the second voting member is an emergency services representative.

Representatives from fire departments, emergency medical services, law enforcement, media, transportation, hospitals, the department of health district office, organizations serving vulnerable populations, and any other interested public or private individual or organization, are welcome and encouraged to participate!

The REMC will be conducting all-hazards preparedness planning, coordinating with Vermont Emergency Management (VEM), the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), and the new Statewide Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). MARC will be providing administrative support to include meeting minutes, grant applications, planning support, and meeting setup. Funding for this is provided through VEM. REMCs have access to competitive grant funding (i.e. Homeland Security, Hazard Mitigation).

The REMC will prepare an annually updated plan that will consist of regional contact information, regional resources, and regional mutual aid agreements. This REMC Plan must be submitted to VEM annually after town meeting day and before June 1st.

For more information, contact Allison at ahopkins@marcvt.org. 


MARC REMC Documents

Drafts will be reviewed and discussed at the first kick-off meeting in October 2022. Please note these are initial drafts only and have not been adopted.

MARC REMC Agendas

Coming soon!

MARC REMC Minutes

Coming soon!

Appointed Voting Members 

  • Andover – Scott Kendall, Paul Stoddard
  • Baltimore –
  • Cavendish –
  • Chester – Julie Hance, Richard Cloud
  • Ludlow – Ron Bixby, David VanGuilder
  • Reading – Gary Vittum, Curt Allen
  • Springfield – Paul Stagner, Jeff Mobus
  • Weathersfield –
  • West Windsor – Michael Spackman, Erik Boedtker
  • Windsor – Kevin McAllister, Malisa Williams

REMC Roles

  • Chair –
  • Vice Chair –
  • Administrative Support – Allison Hopkins, Malia Cordero, MARC
  • Statewide Local Emergency Planning Committee Representative – Kevin McAllister, Windsor
  • THIRA/SPR Representative –
  • Integrated Preparedness Plan Representative –