EMA Commission

About the EMA Commission

The State of Iowa requires local jurisdictions to follow Iowa Code Section 29C.9, which states that the county boards of supervisors, city councils, and the sheriff in each county shall cooperate with the department to establish a commission to carry out the provisions of this particular chapter.

The EMA commission is comprised of a member of the board of supervisors, the sheriff, and the mayor from each city within the county. A commission member may designate an alternate to represent the designated entity. If an alternate is selected to represent the designated entity, that alternate must be ran elected official.

Commission Responsibilities

  1. Oversee the operations of the Emergency Management Office including planning, training, and exercise

  2. Approve policies, budgets, and the everyday work done by the office

Emergency Management Commission

Lori Meacham-Ginapp
Board of Supervisors
Bennett Smith
Clear Lake
Kevin Pals
County Sheriff
Lynn Nagel
Will Symonds
Mason City
Richard Miller
Amy Berding
Tim Dodd
Rock Falls
Larry Wentz
Randy Meyer, Alternate
Laura Starbuck
Mike Jensen
Brad Willman, Alternate
Joe Schmit
Daryl Heinemann, Alternate

County Courthouse

220 N. Washington Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401
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Courthouse Hours

M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Holidays
Department Hours May Vary