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EMA Co-Coordinator Mayoral Appointments

Trustee Arlene Geppert and public works employee Devin Brown was sworn in at the June 5th village regular board meeting for the mayoral appointment of co-coordinators of the EMA (St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency).  The EMA is responsible for assisting the municipalities in the event of emergencies and disasters.  The coordinators have the responsibility to coordinate that assistance among many other responsibilities and duties.  They will typically operate the warning sirens, contact public utilities and other service providers as well as directing village employees and contractors in areas where assistance and services are required due to the disaster.


Arlene has extensive experience as a former coordinator for over a decade and Devin has general expertise with the village’s infrastructure and utilities.  We strive for partnerships where “one plus one” equals more than two.  Arlene and Devin is one of those types of partnerships.