Emergency Management Commission
The Poweshiek County Emergency Management Commission is the governing body of the Emergency Management Agency.
Chapter 29C of the Code of Iowa establishes an Emergency Management Commission in every county in Iowa. The Emergency Management Agency is the operational office of the Emergency Management Commission. The Commission and Agency are created separate from county government. Membership on the Emergency Management Commission is designated in the Code: the county sheriff, a representative of the Board of Supervisors, and the mayor (or designee) from each municipality in the county. Poweshiek County has 10 members on the EMA Commission. The municipalities represented on the Emergency Management Commission are: Brooklyn, Deep River, Grinnell, Guernsey, Hartwick, Malcom, Montezuma, and Searsboro.
Poweshiek County Emergency Management Agency Vision
A safe and secure Poweshiek County through a professional, capable, and respected emergency management agency.
Poweshiek County Emergency Management Agency Mission
To serve the public by:
- Creating and enhancing partnerships with local jurisdictions, the private sector, non-profit organizations, and citizens;
- Developing emergency plans, facilitating training, and conducting disaster exercises;
- Coordinating emergency and disaster operations; and
- Facilitating community recovery operations and programs following the impact of natural or man-made disasters.
Brian Paul, Emergency Management Coordinator