The five Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership (GPREP) municipalities congratulate Jennifer Wood, GPREP Program Manager, for receiving the Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award (EMESA).

This national award recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements in keeping a community safe. Jennifer initially began her tenure as a City employee in 2008, where she was integral in driving the creation of the Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership. She has served as the GPREP Program Manager since its inception in 2009.

“The City of Grande Prairie joins the five GPREP member municipalities in congratulating and celebrating Jennifer Wood, GPREP Program Manager, for her exemplary emergency management work and for receiving a national honour. It is a massive task to coordinate staff and resources during an emergency response, and we are incredibly lucky to have her in our community.”Mayor Jackie Clayton, City of Grande Prairie

Jennifer Wood has seen the region through many emergencies, just this summer she guided the response to the Dunes West Wildfire and she is currently leading the GPREP activation to receive evacuees from the Northwest Territories.

“The County is proud to congratulate Jennifer Wood for receiving provincial recognition of her outstanding work through our regional emergency partnership The importance of strong emergency management is clear to our communities now more than ever, and this award underscores the importance of regional collaboration in addressing emergencies to keep our communities safe.” Acting Reeve Peter Harris, County of Grande Prairie

Jennifer is a staple in emergency response, spending her time ensuring the Grande Prairie region is trained, prepared, and educated in wildfire response. She has seen this region through floods, fires, train derailments, and pandemics and always operates with a community-centered and human approach to emergencies.


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