Iowa Code, Chapter 29C.9 calls for the establishment of Local Emergency Management Commissions to oversee local emergency management functions within each county through the establishment of an emergency management agency which is considered a joint county-municipal public safety agency, independent of the established county government and incorporated municipalities within the county. The Commission is comprised of a member of the County Board of Supervisors, the sheriff, and the mayor from each city within the county.
The commission appoints an emergency management coordinator to lead the agency and delegates their authority to the coordinator in order to fulfill the Commission’s duties as described in the Code of Iowa and the Administrative Rules. When a disaster or emergency occurs, the emergency management coordinator provides the coordination and assistance to the governing officials of the municipalities and the county.
The minimum duties & responsibilities of the commission are outlined in Chapter 7 of Iowa Administrative Code 605 and include:
The Commission meets to authorize emergency management programs, approve emergency plans and updates on behalf of their local jurisdictions, and to sustain a comprehensive emergency management program by approving budgets to support the required work and by communicating the needs and priorities of their local jurisdictions. Check here for meeting information.
Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency
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