City of Quincy Emergency Management Director Ally Sleiman has been appointed to serve as a representative on the Massachusetts State Emergency Response Commission (SERC). The SERC, which is coordinated by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), was established through Governor’s Executive Memorandum and is broadly charged with implementing the U.S. EPA's Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) statute, and mitigating the effects of a release or spill of hazardous materials. The announcement was recently made by MEMA Director Samantha Phillips, who also serves as the Chair of the Commission. “I am pleased to appoint Quincy Emergency Management Director Ally Sleiman as a representative to the Massachusetts State Emergency Response Commission (SERC),” said Phillips. “Director Sleiman’s perspective and input as a local representative will be a valuable addition to the Commission, and we look forward to his contributions.” As a SERC representative Sleiman will serve an initial term of two years, and will attend quarterly meetings held at MEMA’s headquarters in Framingham; where he will review SERC related work products, and participate in all voting matters.