Purpose: The Regional Emergency Management Technical Advisory Committee (REMTAC) serves as a regional planning body that addresses emergency management mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery matters of importance to the region while serving in a technical advisory capacity to the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission Board.
Mission: The mission is to ensure a safe, secure, and prepared Hampton Roads by collaborative strategic planning as relates to prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery from natural, technological, and a terrorism-related disasters and/or major emergencies, by partnering with federal, state, private entities, and the citizens of Hampton Roads.
Membership: Composition of the REMTAC includes (15) voting members (one from each jurisdiction). Jurisdictions within the HRPDC include the Cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and the Counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry, and York. Additional, non-voting members by include representatives from:
- Virginia Department of Emergency Management
- Hampton Roads Metropolitan Medical Response System
- Hospitals/Regional Health Coordinating Centers
- Higher Education
- Virginia Modeling & Simulation Center
- National Weather Service in Wakefield
- Non-Governmental Organization