Cheryl Bledsoe

Cheryl BledsoeCheryl Bledsoe serves as both the Technology Services & Accreditation Manager for Clackamas County 9-1-1 and as the Executive Director of the Virtual Emergency Management Association ( She has extensive understanding and practical experience with social media’s use in emergency response. In her role as Tech Manager, she is responsible for planning and managing all technologies relating to the agency’s move towards Next Generation 9-1-1 services.  

Cheryl has been responsible for implementing local, regional and state social media footprints which have included policy development, website redesign and managing social media accounts. Cheryl speaks regularly at conferences, consults with government agencies and provides training to diverse audiences.