Douglas County Emergency Management-Local Emergency Planning Committee

Kevin Powell

The Douglas County Emergency Management Board was established by a Joint Cities-County Emergency Management Resolution. The purpose of the Douglas County Emergency Management Board Local Emergency Planning Committee is to:

  • Provide for the preparation and execution of the disaster management plans for the protection of persons and property within Douglas County in accordance with the provisions and requirements of Kansas Statutes (48-904 through 48-939 and K.A.R. 56-2-1) specifying the standards for local disaster agencies.
  • Provide for carrying out the requirements of both Kansas and Federal laws as they relate to the responsibilities of the local emergency planning committee, and as specified in K.S.A. 65-5701 through 65-5710 as amended by the 1991 Kansas Session Laws and Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986; and
  • To create a single body that will serve the function of both an advisory body to the Douglas County Commission and to the governing bodies of the Cities on emergency management concerns as the Local Emergency Planning Committee for Douglas County.

Terms: The City of Lawrence appoints one member at large to serve a one year term, expiring July 1 of corresponding year. A list of the full board membership can be found here.

Meetings: All meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month, at 8:30 a.m. The Executive Committee meets in the EOC at the Law Enforcement Center. The location of the Board meeting varies. Agenda packets are emailed out 1 week before the scheduled meeting and contain information regarding the location of the quarterly Board meeting.