Feb 05, 2019
Sean Snyder
Winneshiek County Emergency Management

DRC Sponsor: Don Arendt

Sean Snyder, Winneshiek County Emergency Management Coordinator, will be on hand to provide our members with an interesting inside look into the operations and challenges of emergency and disaster mitigation, planning, response and recovery efforts in our area.

The Winneshiek County Emergency Managment Commission members, per Iowa Code, is defined as each Mayor from within the county, one member of the Board of Supervisors and the Sheriff. The Commission provides coordination of all response and recovery agencies serving in the county, assists in agency development and training, and develops and maintains strategies to sustain local communities and a viable economic system that is safe from natural, technological, or human-caused threats or hazards.

Sean assumed duties as the first full-time Emergency Management Coordinator for Winneshiek County in 2015. The Coordinator, or his designee, is required to be available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to facilitate communications with the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, local public safety personnel and key local officials.