Speaker Cutler Appoints Boback to Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council Members News February 25, 2021 Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) has announced the appointment of Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) to serve on the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council for the 2021-22 Legislative Session. “I am honored to receive this appointment by Speaker Cutler to serve on PEMA’s Council,” said Boback. “This council is instrumental in creating the policy for emergency management throughout the Commonwealth and leading its direction. As majority chair of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, I look forward to coordinating these two positions regarding good policy and good legislation, ultimately supporting the protections people of the Commonwealth have come to expect.” The council membership includes the governor; the lieutenant governor; the secretaries of the various state departments with emergency response and recovery capabilities; the leadership of the General Assembly; and representatives of county and municipal government associations, labor, business and industry, and the private sector. The council also acts as the State Emergency Response Commission which oversees the various hazardous materials emergency preparedness and response requirements contained in the federal Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA Title III).