New Energy Emergency Planner

Elizabeth “Eli” King joined the Commerce and the State Emergency Office as the energy emergency planner on Nov. 16. Eli has recently earned her Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) credential, in addition she is a nationally-renown educator and is an instructor for FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute. She is certified to teach FEMA’s Incident Command System (ICS), Master Exercise Practitioner Program, Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program, Situational Awareness and Common Operating Picture and the Integrated Emergency Management Course (IEMC) Program. She is a member of the Congressional Committee DHS Science and Technology Social Media Working Group for Emergency Services and Disaster Management. She is an avid supporter of professional development and growth. Eli was recently elected as the Vice President of the International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM) Region X and serves as the Secretary for the Washington State Association of Emergency Managers (WSEMA).

Apart from her regular work duties she and her wife, another emergency manager, encourage emergency preparedness by supporting local communities as a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainer. Eli is an experienced outdoors-woman who is fond of camping, fishing, hiking and anything that involves a campfire. Eli’s family includes four adorable Nigerian Dwarf Goats named Hank, Lilly, Steve and Dillon. They take joy in building new “playground equipment” for them and watching them play in the pasture. They also have two indoor cats, Carl and Henry, which rounds out their family. Eli enjoys playing golf and softball when the weather allows, and when it doesn’t, she enjoys video games and working on raspberry pi projects.

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