PHYLLIS LITTLE Wins Pat Neuhauser Spirit of EMA Award

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PHYLLIS LITTLE Wins Pat Neuhauser Spirit of EMA Award

The Pat Neuhauser Spirit of Emergency Management Award is presented to an individual who is dedicated, faithful and loyal with a high level of enthusiasm in promoting emergency management and a willingness to share and serve.

This is the most prestigious award offered by the ALABAMA ASSOCIATION OF EMERGENCY MANAGERS.

One award is presented each year. A person may only be awarded once.

Phyllis Little of Cullman County EMA is the 2018 recipient of this award.

This is a huge win for Phyllis and all of Cullman County.

In this interview, we speak with the award-winning EMA Director, Phyllis Little. She discusses how she learned about receiving the award, the vast duties of her position, and her lifelong curiosity for disaster and public safety stemming from a childhood incident with bad weather:

About Alabama Association of Emergency Managers

It is the mission of the Alabama Association of Emergency Managers, an organization of like-minded individuals professionally engaged in the advancement of emergency management and its affiliated fields, to create resilient communities and enhance public safety; provide leadership, training, and certification to our members; and empower all in our profession to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all types of disaster

Pat Neuhauser, second from left

Previous Winners

2004 – Pat Neuhauser (posthumous)

2005 – Chuck Murph

2006 – H. Edward Hicks

2007 – Max Armstrong

2008 – Dan Isley

2009 – Deborah Gaither

2010 – Ellen Tanner

2011 – Daun King

2012 – Mindy Nash

2013 – Anita McBurnett

2014 – Ricky Little

2015 – Ronnie Adair

2016 – Jenni Guerry

2017 – Eddie Lary


PHYLLIS LITTLE Wins Pat Neuhauser Spirit of EMA Award

Timothy Collins

Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at

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