The Local Emergency Management Commission is created in Iowa Code Chapter 29C and ruled by Iowa Administrative Code Section 605, Chapter 7. Local emergency management governance, authority, fiscal responsibility, organization, and programs are set forth in these documents.
Membership on the Emergency Management Commission is designated in this Code Section and includes the following members: the Mayor from each municipality in the county, a representative of the County Board of Supervisors, and the County Sheriff.
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). The Administrative Code outlines the qualifications and training required of the Coordinator, as well as the responsibilities of the Coordinator in implementing the emergency management program.
Please click Here for the Emergency Management Commission By-Laws.