The mission of King County Emergency Management is to provide leadership and high-quality services that improve the safety of the public in King County. Our office specializes in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. In addition to natural and technological disasters, many homeland security issues are also coordinated through this office.
In addition, a team of volunteers supports King County Emergency Management during activations of our Emergency Coordination Center (ECC). The ECC Support Team participates in trainings, exercises, and emergency coordination activities throughout the year.
Our priorities include four specific outcomes:
- Regional emergency services - To provide region-wide planning and emergency response coordination for jurisdictional and private sector partners.
- Standards based programs - To achieve a state of continuous improvement by measuring quality, cost, delivery, safety, and morale.
- Resilient and inclusive systems - To have the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, respond to, recover from, and adapt more successfully to adverse events.
- Quality workforce - To develop a strong workforce made up of internal and external partners, ready to coordinate emergency response and recovery.
Our 2017 Annual Report provides specific examples of how we've achieved these outcomes.
Walt Hubbard, Director
Jody Miller, Deputy Director
Melody Hall, Confidential Secretary
Finance and Administration
Veronica Hill, Business Finance Officer III
Soon Siksnius, Grant Analyst
Sherrie Chatman, Administrative Specialist
Lynne Miller, Media Relations
Michelle Chatterton, Public Education and Outreach
Plans & Operations
Barnaby Dow, Senior Program Manager - Plans and Governmental Affairs
Amy Gillespie, Senior Program Manager - Operations
Tony Cebollero, Logistics and Resource Management
Nick Gibbons, Homeland Security Program
Eric O'Brien, Training & Exercise
Janice Rahman, Hazard Mitigation and Recovery
Tom Sharp, Mass Care and Response
Jason Shirron, Technical Operations and Volunteer Management