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King County as a whole is recognized by Washington State Emergency Management Division as Homeland Security Region 6. Our office has a responsibility to provide services regionally, as set forth in King County Code. To facilitate coordination within our region, the county has been divided into three geographical zones. Our programs and related regional efforts are informed by the Emergency Management Advisory Committee (EMAC).

EMAC advises, assists, reviews, and comments on emergency management and homeland security issues, regional planning, and policies. They measure and prioritize core capabilities, and recommend homeland security allocations and work products to sustain and enhance preparedness and operational levels. Members, as set forth in code, provide regional and multi-discipline perspective, and represent cities, fire service, law enforcement, hospitals, the Port of Seattle, government, special purpose districts, tribes, utilities, non-profit agencies, and the private sector.

For more information on EMAC or any of the workgroups, please contact HLS.Region6@kingcounty.gov. All meetings are open to the public.

Meetings: Second Wednesday of the month, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
2017 Chair: Erik Wallgren, Woodinville Fire and Rescue
2017 Vice-Chair: Mary Hobday, Puget Sound Energy
Committee Lead: Denise Mack, King County Emergency Management

Workgroups

Meetings: Second Thursday of the month, 1 - 3 p.m.
Chair: Kimberly Behymer, City of Kent Emergency Management
OEM Leads: Michelle Chatterton and Lynne Miller

Meetings: Third Thursday of the month, 1 - 3 p.m.
Co-Chair: Elizabeth Klute, Amtrak
Co-Chair: Tommi Robison, Aronson Security

Meetings: Fourth Thursday of the month, 1 - 3 p.m.
Chair: Jill Watson, City of Seattle Human Services Department
OEM Lead: Amy Gillespie

Meetings: Fourth Monday of the month, 1 - 3 p.m.
Co-Chair: Peter Brummel, Eastside Fire and Rescue
Co-Chair: Rob Mendel, King County Sheriff's Office
OEM Lead: Amy Gillespie

Meetings: Second Thursday of the month, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Chair: Jennifer Franklin, City of Mercer Island Emergency Management
OEM Lead: Janice Rahman

Meetings: Fourth Monday of the month, 9 - 11 a.m.
Chair: Mike Ryan, Zone 1 Coordinator
OEM Lead: Tony Cebollero

Meetings: Fourth Tuesday of the month, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Chair: Kayla Grayson, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
OEM Lead: Michelle Chatterton

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