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Emergency Management Commission

Local emergency management is addressed in Iowa Code Chapter 29C and in Iowa Administrative Code 605 Chapter 7. Local emergency management governance, authority, fiscal responsibility, organization, and programs are set forth in these policy documents. Compliance with the scope of these mandates, coupled with significant additional federal mandates, creates high expectations for level of effort and compliance on the part of the local emergency management agencies. Membership on the Emergency Management Commission is also 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. The Commission is required by law to hire an Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) who is charged with carrying out the program of the Emergency Management Agency (EMA).   

Active Committees

Chickasaw County Emergency Management is involved in several diverse, multi-jurisdictional committees that are committed to continuous improvement of emergency management and homeland security throughout Chickasaw County and Iowa.

Several of the committees included are:

  • Chickasaw County Public Health Coalition
  • Chickasaw County Security Panel
  • Iowa Region 2 Homeland Security 
  • Iowa Service Area Region 2 Health Committee
  • Northeast Iowa Regional Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • RIC Region 2: Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications Systems Board
  • Iowa Emergency Management Association
  • National Emergency Numbers Association (NENA)
  • Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials
  • Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association

Emergency Management Commission

Matthew Kuhn, Chair
Board of Supervisor
Bobby Schwickerath, Vice Chair
New Hampton
Jim Ashley
Bassett
David Geerts
North Washington
Martin Hemann
Sheriff
Samatha Johnson
Nashua
Amy Laures
Alta Vista
James Mitchell
Fredericksburg
Mark Mueterthies
Lawler
Randy Taylor
Ionia

2022 Emergency Management Commission Meetings

April 28, 2022 · 7:00pm
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January 26, 2022 · 7:00pm
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