Advisory Groups, Authorities, & Commissions

Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission (EPAC)


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EPAC Charter

Mission: EPAC will provide policy advice to the County Board on Arlington's emergency preparedness and ability to respond. To ensure that Arlington is a safe, well-prepared and resilient place to live, work, and visit, EPAC will be a community forum focused on coordinating and integrating the efforts of Arlington's schools, civic, commercial, service communities, as well as other government agencies located in Arlington with County, state, and federal emergency preparedness organizations.


EPAC recently provided Budget Recommendations to the County Board and provided an annual report earlier this year.

Read Chairman Essig's Annual Report statement to the County Board.

Information has been updated/added about the various EPAC committees. Read More>>


Next Meeting (Last Wednesday of each month)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM 

Location: 3rd floor, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard (Court House Plaza) Room 311

Topics of Interest

The Derecho Storm- Looking Back and Planning Ahead

Tom Crane examines what residents can do to be better prepared for emergencies.

About the Commission

The Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission (EPAC) was created by the County Board May 15, 2009,to be an overarching advisory body charged with coordinating the efforts of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), as well as Emergency Medical Services and the Citizen Corps Council. The Commission is created in recognition that preparedness efforts must be collaborative and when, confronted with a crisis, the community must respond as a system in order to ensure the greatest service to those in need.

Organization Chart

Find out more about the EPAC organization and committee structure. Read More>>

Commission Activities

Meetings: Find current agenda and past meeting minutes.

Members: See updated membership.

Reports/Products: Includes EPAC's Budget Input for Fiscal Year 2011.


Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission (EPAC)
1400 N. Uhle Street, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201

Debbie Powers (Staff Liaison)
TEL: 703-228-3314
FAX: 703-228-3667
E-mail: Debbie Powers


Last Modified: February 27, 2014
2100 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 Tel: 703-228-3000 TTY: 703-228-4611