The purpose of MEVOAD is to foster more effective state disaster response by incorporating the following principles of operation:
  • Cooperation: creating a climate for cooperation, sharing, and meeting together
  • Coordination: fostering common understanding, providing a liaison with public officials
  • Communication: publishing and disseminating information
  • Collaboration: work together to expand our ability to address the needs of the people affected.
  • Education: increase member organization mutual awareness and understanding.
  • Convening Mechanisms: arranging meetings, conferences, and training as necessary.
  • Political Activity: encouraging effective disaster relief legislation and policy.