Geni Jo Brawner

Ms. Geni Jo Brawner came to Kentucky Emergency Management Agency in July of 2012 from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). While working at EMAP Ms. Brawner worked with local and state emergency management programs helping them prepare for their EMAP Assessments, including Hazard Mitigation.

EMAP, as an independent non-profit organization, fosters excellence and accountability in emergency management and homeland security programs, by establishing credible standards applied in a peer review accreditation process and promotes safer communities through measurable standards of excellence for emergency management programs.

Since 2012 she has been employed as the State Hazard Mitigation Planner where she had oversight of all county and regional Hazard Mitigation Plans and the state Enhanced Hazard Mitigation Plan

In 2013, she was promoted to the position of State Hazard Mitigation Officer (SHMO) where she continues to works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) programs.  She has direct oversight of the FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Non-Disaster grants and the disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.  She is an active member of the Kentucky Association of Mitigation Managers (KAMM).   She has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Kentucky and has completed social work courses at Morehead University.