A Johnson County a court order was signed January 19th, 1989 by Presiding Commissioner, Ray Maring, hereby creating within and for the territory of Johnson County Missouri an Emergency Management organization functioning in accordance with RSMo Chapter 44.
Our office is responsible for all unincorporated areas of Johnson County, although we work very closely with the cities of Warrensburg, Holden, Centerview, Chilhowee, Kingsville, Leeton and Knob Noster as well as Whiteman Air Force Base.
Our office is served by three full-time employees, with salaries and benefits being partially funded via the federal Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG); along with one part-time employee via the AARP Foundation and approximately thirty-five volunteers.
Johnson County was established on December 13, 1834, when it separated from Lafayette County. Johnson County was named after R.M. Johnson, a Kentucky senator and later vice president of the United States. As of 2015 Johnson County has an estimated population of 53,951. There are seven municipalities located in Johnson County: Centerview, Chilhowee, Holden, Kingsville, Knob Noster, Latour, Leeton and Warrensburg, which is the county seat. Communities that no longer qualify as incorporated towns, but are still recognized on our county maps include: Burtville, Columbus, Cornelia, Dunksburg, Elm, Ernestville, Fayetteville, Magnolia, Medford, Montserrat, Owsley, Pittsville, Post Oak, Rose Hill, Slab Town and Sutherland.
Johnson County is also home to University of Central Missouri and Whiteman Air Force Base - home of the Stealth Bomber. Johnson County is approximately fifty miles east of Kansas City and is rapidly growing as commuters move farther from the city.
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Cassidy began with Johnson County Emergency Management Agency as an Intern in March of 2018. Cassidy is currently finishing up her last semester of undergraduate work. Cassidy is pursuing two degrees at the University of Central Missouri. The first of which is a Bachelor of Science in Crisis and Disaster Management and the other is a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Cassidy serves as the president of the University of Central Missouri International Emergency Management Student Association; and as a result has a seat on the UCM Crisis and Disaster Management Advisory Board.
Cassidy assumed her duties as Deputy Director and Volunteer Coordinator on November 9th, 2018.
Cary joins our EMA team with 46 years of ham radio experience and several decades of volunteer experience in the local communities he has lived in. For 18 years Cary was one of two ARES Emergency Coordinator for Jackson County, Missouri and now am one of the local volunteers in Johnson County. Cary is a volunteer with Johnson County Amateur Radio Emergency Services, Sky-warn, National Weather Service and has served as the President of the Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club, Inc. for 6 years at the end of his current term.
Cary Altman began his role in this position on April 30th, 2018.
Brian graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Crisis and Disaster Management from the University of Central Missouri in May of 2018. Brian served as an Intern with Johnson County Emergency Management during his practicum for his Bachelors Degree program.
Brian serves as the Chairperson of the Johnson County Healthcare Coalition, along with serving as a representative on the Rural Region A Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee for the Volunteer Discipline.
Brian assumed his duties as Deputy Director and Household Hazardous Waste Coordinator on April 12th, 2018.
Troy began his career in Public Safety at the age of 17 when he obtained his Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) certification. Troy holds multiple certifications along with experience in Fire/Rescue, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Law Enforcement, Death Investigation (Manner & Cause Determination), as well as Emergency Management; specifically certification as a Missouri Certified Emergency Manager (MoCEM)-Level 2.
Currently Troy serves as a Volunteer Firefighter with Johnson County Fire Protection District, Paramedic with Johnson County Ambulance District, Deputy Coroner with Johnson County Coroner's Office as well as a member of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Missouri-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) and Disaster Mortuary Operations Response Team. Troy also serves as the Chairperson of the Rural Region A Emergency Management Committee and Vice Chairperson of the Rural Region A Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee.
Troy began his duties as Chief Deputy Director of Johnson County Emergency Management on June 1st, 2017 and was promoted to the role of Emergency Management Director on March 15th, 2018.