Vision: A County with disaster-ready communities where everyone is prepared for and can recover from emergencies.
Mission: We provide regional leadership to strengthen community resilience and access to emergency services.
King County Emergency Management provides for the effective direction, control and coordination of County government services functional units; provides liaison with other governments and the private, non-governmental section; and, serve as the coordinating entity for cities, County departments, and other appropriate agencies, during incidents and events of regional significance. This is done in support of the Executive's Vision of King County as a welcoming place where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
Emergency management, in general, is the nexus of a number of other practices and professions, focusing them on solving the problems of emergencies and disasters. We specialize in emergency preparedness and emergency operations in the prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery mission areas. This includes hazard and threat identification, risk assessment, capability building, planning, training, exercises, and operational execution and coordination of capabilities. Our four key initiatives are to develop and provide better situational awareness, strengthen Emergency Operations Center (EOC) readiness, promote public awareness, and contribute to disaster risk reduction.
In addition, a team of volunteers supports King County Emergency Management during activations of our Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC Support Team participates in training, exercises, and emergency coordination activities throughout the year.
Our priorities include four specific outcomes:
Our 2021 Annual Report provides specific examples of how we've achieved these outcomes.
Brendan McCluskey, Director
Alysha Kaplan, Deputy Director
Sheri Badger, Sr. Communications Specialist- Public Information Officer
Melody Hall, Confidential Secretary
Sherrie Chatman, Business and Finance Officer III
Juanita Cordova, COVID Logistics Team Lead
Marianne Javillonar, Administrative Specialist III COVID Logistics Team
Nick Gibbons, Senior EM Program Manager - External Affairs
Susanna Trimarco, Public Outreach Specialist
Nathan Bradshaw, Program Specialist - Zone 1 Liaison
Operations and Administration
Celia Taylor, Senior EM Program Manager - Operations and Administration
Nathan Drain, EM Program Coordinator - Finance and Grant Analysis
Jason Shirron, EM Program Manager -Technical Operations and Volunteer Management
Mikko McFeely, EM Program Coordinator - Crisis Management/Targeted Violence
Emilia Jones, EM Program Specialist - Recovery
Andrew Matthews, EM Program Specialist - Finance
Ember Rice-Narush, AmeriCorps Fellow
Nicole Johnson, Senior EM Program Manager - Preparedness
Jared Schneider, EM Program Manager - Mitigation
Eric O'Brien, EM Program Manager - Training and Exercise
Tom Sharp, EM Program Manager - LEPC
Sasha Rector, Program Coordinator - Regional Catastrophic Planning
Nathan Emory, EM Program Specialist