Office of the National Advisory Council


The National Advisory Council (NAC) advises the Administrator on all aspects of emergency management, including preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other manmade disasters. Legislation required that FEMA establish the NAC to ensure input from and coordination with state, local, tribal and territorial governments, nonprofit, and private-sector emergency management communities on the development and revision of plans and strategies; the administration of and assessment of FEMA’s grant programs; and the development and evaluation of risk assessment methodologies. The NAC Charter also provides more detail on the group's duties and membership.



  500 C St. SW, Washington DC, 20472    Map this

Contact Numbers

(202) 646-2700
Fax:  (540) 504-2331


NAC Chair - W. Nim Kidd
NAC Vice Chair - Jeff Hansen