Address, Phone & Web
|1802 Hill Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
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About Emergency Management
Emergency Management is a coordinated effort, involving local, state, and federal government agencies as well as volunteer organizations and businesses. Within an integrated emergency management framework, these entities assist citizens and their communities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and eliminate or reduce the effects of natural, man-made, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters.
Iowa Code states that each county shall form an Emergency Management Commission and that the commission shall consist of a member of the Board of Supervisors, the Sheriff or the Sheriff's representative, and the mayor or the mayor's representative from each city within the county. The commission members are the operations liaison officers between their jurisdiction and the commission.
Further, Iowa Code states that the Commission shall appoint a Coordinator. The coordinator oversees the day-to-day activities of the office and fulfills the planning, training and exercise requirements outlined in Iowa Code. Despite the name of the office being "Dickinson County Emergency Management", the Coordinator reports directly to the Emergency Management Commission, and not to the Board of Supervisors. Per Iowa code section 29C, the Emergency Management Commission is a municipality, as defined by code section 670.1.
Dickinson County Emergency Management Commission Members
|City of Arnolds Park||Police Chief Al Krueger|
|City of Lake Park||Mayor John Engel|
|City of Milford||Councilman Don Olsen|
|City of Okoboji||Councilman Jim Delperdang|
|City of Orleans||Mayor Carlton Mitchell|
|City of Spirit Lake||Councilman Jerry Harbst|
|City of Superior||Mayor Everett Houge|
|City of Terril||Mayor Tim Fairchild|
|City of Wahpeton||Mayor Frank Joenks|
|City of West Okoboji||City Administrator Ed Rice|
|Dickinson County Board of Supervisors||Supervisor David Gottsche|
|Dickinson County Sheriff||Sheriff Greg Baloun|