More fraud involving former Gold Bar Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington ( nee Berg), but now involving FEMA

Crystal Hill-Pennington, NEMAA

Crystal Hill-Pennington, NEMAA

National Lead Instructor at FEMA – EMI

Ms. Hill Pennington claims to be a “National Lead Instructor at FEMA – EMI” when in fact once FEMA Director Brock Long discovered Ms. Hill Pennington (nee Berg) please guilty to bank fraud, she was prohibited from receiving a federal job or contract of any kind.

 Hill Bank Bank Fraud

Hill Bank Bank Fraud 2


A professional policy consultant and instructional specialist with a multi-disciplinary approach to team solutions and education. Co-author and lead adjunct faculty instructor for the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy via the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) & Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) programs with the NETC Emergency Management Institute. Emergency Preparedness / Management subject matter expert consultant with experience in development and instruction of courses for emergency management professionals in conjunction with FEMA and FEMA partners. Seven Stafford Act Declarations including activation in the areas of: Incident Commander, EOC Manager, Branch Chief, Policy Lead, Government/Political Liaison Officer, and Tribal Nation Relations Consultant. Crystal holds a Degree in Economics along with extensive graduate and post-graduate education.

She is currently completing her Juris Doctorate with a focus on Tribal/Indian Law.

Respected and experienced government executive with expansive personnel management, budget management, project oversight, contracts, and partner relations experience. Formerly focused in the legal field, including work in municipal law & land use, family law litigation and collaborative approaches with an emphasis on strategies for dispute resolution and mediation in high conflict cases.

Authorship, Instruction, and Subject Matter Expert areas include:
– Tribal Nations Relationships & Engagement
– Government and Policy
– Ethics & Legal considerations
– Regulatory Education and Compliance
– Negotiation & Conflict / Dispute Resolution
– Critical Thinking / Decision making
– FEMA Leadership Advanced Academy Program
– FEMA Foundations Basic Academy Program
– IEMC – All Hazards Recovery and Response
– Disaster Operations and EOC/ECC Management
– Unified Coordination of Operations
– Advanced Situational Awareness & Common Operating Picture
– National Disaster Recovery Systems
– National Response Framework

Volunteering Experience

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    Soroptimist International Northwestern Region

    The Soroptimist network of over 75,000 club members in 122 countries works at a local, national and international level to Educate, Empower and Enable opportunities for women and girls.

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    Local-Organization Board Member, Washington State

    YMCA of the USA (National Resource Office)

    4 years

In 2009,  Crystal Hill Pennington was removed as the Mayor of Gold Bar for fraud and theft of public monies. According to the YMCA  only elected officials are allowed to serve in honorary positions.  Just to make sure, the Gold Bar Reporter called the YMCA and was told that Ms. Hill Pennington never served as a volunteer at the YMCA, she only served in a honorary position while she was Mayor of Gold Bar. Just more fraud involving Gold Bar’s former Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington.  



Stay tuned because have some more fraud involving Gold Bar’s former Mayor Crystal D Pennington fraudulent graduate school appplications to repot on, but this time its alos involves convicted felon and  former Gold Bar Mayor Joe Beavers.




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