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

Crystal Hill-Pennington, NEMAA

Crystal Hill-Pennington, NEMAA

National Lead Instructor at FEMA – EMI


Pretty laughable stuff Gold Bar’s Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington is posting to her LinkedIn page these days.  First Ms. Hill Pennington claims to be a ” National Lead Instructor at FEMA- EMI” when in fact once FEMA Director Brock Long discovered that Ms. Hill Pennington filed a false application, claiming that she never plead guilty to fraud, she was prohibited from receiving any further FEMA contracts.Ms. Hill Pennington Berg also claims to have a valid college degree, but records from University of Connecticut In Storrs documents that Crystal Hill Pennington’s (nee Berg) so called college degree was obtained exclusively online at Eastern Oregon University, which had its accreditation pulled for failing to meet the basic US standards for educational accreditation with the US Department of Education.

Perhaps someone should explain to Ms. Hill and Eastern Oregon University that there is no such thing as a BS in Poly Si, as Poly Si is a liberal arts degree (BA), or may be that’s part of the reason why Eastern Oregon had its accreditation pulled by the US Department  of Education.

But here’s a summary of what our former Gold Bar convicted bank frauding Mayor  Crystal Hill Pennington is posting to her LinkedIn pages as of June 30, 2019.


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 Managements
– 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

Skills & Endorsements

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  • Conflict Mediation Certificate

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Training

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