Tribal Self-Governance Conference

April 15 – 18, 2024

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
5040 W Wildhorse Pass Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85226

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About The Tribal Self-Governance Conference

The 2024 Tribal Self-Governance Conference, organized by the SGCETC in Chandler, AZ, is a pivotal five-day event focused on strengthening Tribal communities through learning, advocacy, and decision-making. It is designed to promote understanding and support for Self-Governance among key stakeholders, including Congress, the Administration, and Tribal nations.

Attendees will participate in discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities that aim to tackle current challenges and explore future possibilities. The agenda includes critical sessions like “Tribal/State Relations – Coming Together to Create Water Policy for the Future,” “Recovery Fund Compliance Update: Improve Delivery of Tribal Programs through Effective Grants Compliance,” and “Moving Towards Climate Resiliency – A Tribal Experience and Federal Resources.”

Who Should Attend

The Tidal Basin team will join Tribal leaders, Tribal officials, Federal partners, and those who work closely with Tribal communities to discuss innovative strategies organized to strengthen Tribal Self-Governance and improve the health and well-being of Tribal communities. This conference is an essential platform for those ready to contribute to meaningful change.

Kymmie Scott

Senior Emergency Preparedness Specialist

Kymmie Scott is an accomplished and passionate emergency management professional with over 15 years of experience. She is a vocal advocate for incorporating cultural and heritage considerations in emergency preparedness and a strong supporter of strengthening emergency management capacity in underserved and tribal communities. Her career has included work as an emergency manager for both county and tribal governments, with additional experience as a first responder, instructor, policymaker, program manager, analyst, consultant, and public information officer.

For Tidal Basin, Ms. Scott provides project management and team leadership on a variety of preparedness initiatives with local, state, and tribal governments as well as critical infrastructure organizations to include all-hazard planning, training, exercise, after-action reporting, and program assessment. She develops and reviews proposals, budgets, and project tools to ensure a high degree of client satisfaction and team efficiency and accuracy. Ms. Scott facilitates participatory meetings with internal and external teams to achieve project objectives on time and within budget. She also regularly supports leadership with identifying opportunities, problem areas, and solutions.

Ms. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership with dual specializations in Emergency Management and Public Administration from Colorado State University. She is an alumna of the Heritage Emergency and Response Training (HEART) program which is offered as a joint venture by the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, FEMA’s Office of Environmental Planning, and the Heritage Emergency National Task Force. She is also a graduate of FEMA’s first tribally hosted National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (NEMAA), and a certified Incident Command System (ICS) and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructor.

Mitigation Grants Specialist

The primary purpose of the Mitigation Grants Specialist position is to assist our clients in the implementation of their HM program(s) as well as maintain the effectiveness, efficiency, and success of the various HM programs and business management operations. The Mitigation Grants Specialist applies FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant Program’s guidance, with a specific focus on administering and monitoring program support assistance which is critical to effective mitigation program delivery to our clients.

This is a great opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with an expanding firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. Tidal Basin is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect.

Apply now for the opportunity to join our team of professionals today.

Proposal Manager

As a Proposal Manager, the role is to work in close collaboration with the business development, capture, marketing and proposal teams, alongside business unit leads, subject matter experts, finance, contracts, human resources, and other stakeholders to develop proposals, winning qualifications, and interview presentations.

The Proposal Manager will be responsible for leading, managing, and developing proposals, which includes developing strategies, compliance adherence, quality assurance, scheduling, writing, and editing of proposal content, production, debriefs, and other related tasks including desktop publishing/proposal layout. The role will also involve helping to form and transform best practices and processes, while developing and maintaining the best content libraries and resources materials.

Apply now for the opportunity to join our team of professionals today.

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