Department Head: Mike Smith, Director
The Williams County Emergency Management Department works before, during, and after emergencies to minimize impacts on the community. Our work depends upon coordination with others in emergency response, government, the private sector, and community stakeholders to advocate for planning, response, recovery, and mitigation. Our mission is to provide a resilient emergency management structure dedicated to the safety and welfare of the public through the preservation of life, health, property, and the environment.
The goal of Emergency Management is to support a community that withstands all hazards, adapts quickly to disruptions, and returns to normal day-to-day life as soon as possible.
Be aware of local severe weather alerts and emergencies by signing up for Williams County ALERT. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.