Our nation’s governmental emergency management apparatus was built in exchange for local autonomy. Is it any wonder that we are woefully underprepared for COVID-19?
Dr. Amy LePore
Dr. Amy LePore researches and writes about federalism and disaster management. Her most recent chapters titled Formation of Public-Private Partnerships by Local Emergency Managers and The Role of the Local Emergency Manager in a Centralized System of Disaster Management are included in two volumes by Editors Stefanie Haeffle and Virgil Storr from George Mason University’s Mercatus Center. In 2016 she edited the volume The Future of Disaster Management in the U.S.: Rethinking Legislation, Policy, and Finance (ASPA Series in Public Administration and Public Policy).
Amy is President of Anthem Planning Inc. and past President of the Maryland Emergency Management Association. In 2015 she earned a Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware.