Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee

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The Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee serves as a forum for local emergency managers to discuss and resolve regional issues, problems, projects and activities related to all-hazards emergency management. The MEMC's mission is to foster coordination, communication and cooperation among local emergency management and allied organizations through the development of policies, procedures, educational programs and resource materials related to all-hazards emergency management.

Next Meeting


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July 14, 2022 | 01:00 pm
MARC Conference Rooms

To request meeting virtual meeting credentials, summaries or agendas, please call MARC's Emergency Services staff at (816)474-4240 or complete a webform.

Current Priorities

  • Convene local emergency managers for communication and the coordination of emergency management regional opportunities, strengthen partnerships between emergency management agencies, identify needs and outline strategies to address identified needs and make recommendations for investments.
  • Oversee the Metropolitan Emergency Radio System (MERS) and regional use of WebEOC.
  • Maintain support for regional public education and outreach programs, including Project Community Alert and Prepare Metro KC website and events and other efforts to reach the public and promote disaster preparedness. Develop and execute Internet, print, radio public education campaigns. 
  • Support local CERT programs.
  • Support the Medical Reserve Corps with organizational assistance and training to prepare volunteers to support local public health agencies and emergency management.
  • Oversee the Integrated Warning Team Task Force.


Chair: Kyle Burns, City of Overland Park, Emergency Manager

Vice-Chair: Jeff Taylor, City of Riverside, Assistant Fire Chief / Director, Emergency Management

Staff Contact

Erin Lynch, 816-701-8390