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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 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). The Administrative Code outlines the qualifications and training required of the Coordinator, as well as the responsibilities of the Coordinator in implementing the county program.

Please click here for the Emergency Management Commission Bylaws.

Commission Members

CityMembers
Alleman
Altoona
Ankeny
Bondurant
Board Of Supervisors
Clive
Des Moines
Elkhart
Grimes
Johnston
Mitchellville
Pleasant Hill
Polk City
Runnells
Sheriff
Urbandale
West Des Moines
Windsor Heights

Commission Meetings

The Polk County Emergency Management Commission will meet at 2:00 pm on the 3rd Wednesdays of February, May, August and November.  Meeting location will be at the Polk County Emergency Operations Center, 1907 Carpenter Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314.

Agendas and Minutes

2017

2016

2015 Agendas 2015 Minutes
February 19 February 19
May 20 May 20
August 19 August 19
November 18 November 18

Archived Agendas and Minutes

 

Contact Us

Polk County Emergency Management
1907 Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 286-2107

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