In Memoriam: Avagene Moore

This past weekend, a longtime friend and colleague passed away. She was a wonderful person and a pioneer in the emergency management field. Here are some details from the obituary in the local newspaper in TN:

Frances Avagene Moore, age 81, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama.  Avagene began her career in Emergency Management in Lawrence County, and continued to pursue opportunities to advance within state and national emergency management organizations   She served as President of the International Association of Emergency Managers and held many professional certifications in her field, including public speaking, leadership and consulting. In 2011, she was awarded the “Inductee to the International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame” designation.  In a career that spanned over thirty-five years, she strongly influenced emergency management programs across the United States and abroad and left a legacy behind with her passion for her life’s work.

2 thoughts on “In Memoriam: Avagene Moore

  1. Avagene was a wonderful human being and an icon in emergency management. I always looked forward to meeting up with her at the annual Natural Hazards Workshop–her joy was infectious!

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