Tony Robinson sworn in as FEMA Region 6 administrator

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate has sworn in Tony Robinson as FEMA Region 6 Administrator.

"Tony has provided leadership and oversight during more than 50 federally-declared disasters, including Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina, Rita, Ike and Gustav and also the Loma Prieta Earthquake," said Fugate. "As Administrator for Region 6, I have no doubt Tony will build on his exceptional record in service of disaster survivors and the residents of this region in the years to come."

Robinson's duties as Regional Administrator include working closely with state and local emergency managers to leverage regional and national resources to assist partners as they prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate disasters.

"It's such an honor to be able to work at FEMA and collaborate with our Whole Community partners in our five states - Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas," said Robinson. "We all share the same mission, to ensure disaster survivors have what they need to rebuild or repair their homes, lives and communities."

Robinson has been with FEMA since 1987. He previously served as the FEMA Region 6 Deputy Administrator and the FEMA Region 6 Recovery Division Director, where he was responsible for the administration of recovery programs in the five regional states.

Robinson fills the position which was vacated by previous FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Russell in May 2012, when Russell was named Superintendent of FEMA's Emergency Management Institute.