Disaster Council Purpose:
The Disaster Council makes recommendations to local governing agencies on matters pertinent to the development of mitigation, disaster preparedness, response and recovery plans, and programs for any potential local emergency. This allows for consistent and uniform standards so that plans do not conflict with one another. Disaster Council meetings provide for communication and coordination between the public and private sectors in the County in analyzing and developing plans, projects, policies, and procedures for emergency operations. Ultimate approval of plans remains with the Board of Supervisors, City Council, or Board of Directors who can rest assured that the plans they are adopting are in compliance with: Incident Command System (ICS), Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), National Incident Management System (NIMS), and Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPD) 5 and 8.
Disaster Council Membership:
The Disaster Council consists of 12 members, 10 of whom are voting members. A member of the Board of Supervisors is appointed to serve a two (2) year term. Each City appoints a Council member to represent their city on the Disaster Council. The appointed Council member serves a two (2) year term. The Disaster Council members include:
- County Board of Supervisor member
- Director of Emergency Services-Chief Executive Officer of the County (Tie-Breaker vote)
- Assistant Director of Emergency Services-County Fire Warden (Non-voting member)
- City of Modesto Council member
- City of Turlock Council member
- City of Ceres Council member
- City of Riverbank Council member
- City of Oakdale Council member
- City of Hughson Council member
- City of Patterson Council member
- City of Waterford Council member
- City of Newman Council member
Disaster Council Meetings:
The Disaster Council meets a minimum of twice a year or as often as necessary to transact business. Regular meetings of the Disaster Council are held at the Ray Simon Training Center located at 3805 Cornucopia Way, Building A in Modesto, California at 1:30 p.m.
Disaster Council Agendas:
Disaster Council Agendas are posted at 3805 Cornucopia Way, Building A, Modesto, California 72 hours preceding a meeting. Agendas are also available on the County's web site from the link at the bottom of this page. Copies of items to be considered by the Disaster Council related to an item on the Agenda are available for public inspection at the Office of Emergency Services 3705 Oakdale Road, Modesto, California during normal business hours. Such documents are also available online, subject to staff's ability to post the documents before the meeting, on the County's web site.