The Emergency Management Council (Council) advises the Governor and the adjutant general on all matters pertaining to state and local emergency management.
The Council must prepare an annual assessment of statewide emergency preparedness, including, specific progress on hazard mitigation and reduction efforts, implementation of seismic safety improvements, reduction of flood hazards, and coordination of hazardous materials planning and response activities. The Council must also review administrative rules governing state and local emergency management practices and recommend necessary revisions to the adjutant general.
The Council is limited to 18 members appointed by the adjutant general. The membership of the Council includes, but is not limited to, representatives of:
The Council members elect a chair from within the Council membership. The Council may appoint ad hoc committees, subcommittees, and working groups required to develop specific recommendations to improve of emergency management practices, standards, policies, or procedures. The members of the Council serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
The Council may consist of not more than 20 members. The membership of the Council includes two representatives of federally recognized tribes.