Important Membership Year Change Notice

As some of you may recall, the current KEMA membership year format (running from Sept 1st to Aug 31st) is a fairly new development, set by the Board in 2013 after changing from a traditional calendar year. This adjustment was made in response to feedback from members who, due to limitations set by their jurisdictions/agencies, were unable to make multiple payments to the association throughout the year (for memberships and conference fees). To ease this burden, the membership year was moved to coincide more closely with conference time, allowing members to make one single payment for everything. After testing the new arrangement for a couple of years, the Board has identified some issues with the September-to-August format. Most specifically, by “breaking” the membership year right before the conference, we have found that it causes some headache and confusion with regards to eligibility for voting and for “member” conference rates. With this in mind, the Board has voted to move the membership year one more time, this time shifting it so the transition falls right after the conference.

Effective immediately, the KEMA membership year will run from October 1st through September 30th of each year.

For those of you who already hold 2015‐2016 memberships, those memberships have been automatically extended for an additional month, with a new expiration date of 9/30/2016 (regardless of the information printed on your membership card). The 2015‐2016 KEMA membership will entitle you to the member rates at the 2016 conference and also make you eligible to vote in association elections between now and September 30th, 2016.

Read complete details on this change and what it means to you in the membership update letter here.

Membership Benefits and Dues

Download the KEMA brochure here to learn more about membership.

Membership in the Kansas Emergency Management Association is $75 per year.  Payment by check is $75, payable to the Kansas Emergency Management Association and payment via Paypal is $78 (due to online convenience fee).

Members should complete the online application below by selecting on the form if they want to pay by check or pay online.  Membership becomes active once the form has been submitted and payment received.

Payment questions, contact:

KEMA Treasurer:

DeAnn Konkel
Public Safety Division & Emergency Management Dept.
714 North Main
Wichita, KS 67203

Membership questions, contact:

KEMA Secretary:

Keri Korthals
Butler County Emergency Management
2100 N Ohio, Ste B
Augusta, KS 67010
(316) 733‐9796


Membership Application (Oct.-Sept.)