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November 16 Luncheon Meeting with Kevin Guthrie, Director, Florida Division of Emergency Management

  • November 16, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Channel Side - 1 Yacht Club Dr., Palm Coast, FL 32137



Advance registration and payment required  -  $35 for members and $40 for guests. 

Early registration is encouraged.  


Before and After Ian:  What are the lessons from Ian that the Flagler/Palm Coast Community needs to implement to minimize damage and protect lives?


  • In October 2018, Former Governor Rick Scott appointed Guthrie as Chief of Staff for FDEM. In January 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Guthrie as Deputy Director of FDEM. In February of 2021, Governor DeSantis announced Guthrie as the Director of FDEM and confirmed his appointment on May 1, 2021.  
  • Guthrie serves on Florida’s Cyber Security Council, Domestic Security Oversight Council, State Emergency Response Commission, and the State’s Health Improvement Plan Steering Committee. However, Guthrie’s primary focus as Director is coordinating efforts among all state agencies, counties, and municipalities in dealing with natural and man-made disasters to ensure all of Florida is prepared.

  • Guthrie has extensive training and exercise background, with certifications in several areas of Emergency Management. In addition, Guthrie serves on Tulane University’s Emergency Management Industry Advisory Board.

  • Guthrie has received numerous awards for his efforts and success in Emergency Management – including the Chad Reed First Responder Award from Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Presidential Call to Service Award from President Barack Obama.

  • Subsequently, Guthrie moved to Pasco County, serving as the Emergency Services Director, overseeing Emergency Management and the 911 Communications Center. Next, Guthrie was promoted to Assistant County Administrator for Public Safety, where he was responsible for all Pasco Emergency Services, including Fire/Rescue, Misdemeanor Probation, and the 911 Communications Center Departments.

  • Guthrie has over 30 years of experience in Public Safety and Emergency Management in Florida. He spent 23 years as a Police Officer and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, he served as the Public Safety and Emergency Management Director for Flagler County’s Board of County Commissioners.


Our commitment to the safety of our guests is of highest priority.  As such, Flagler Tiger Bay Club is following CDC guidelines and recommendations at this event.  

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