About Emergency Management

Mission Statement


Facilitate and support the resources that will enable the cities and communities in Lewis County to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.


Simple Organization: The importance of planning cannot be overemphasized for organizations and individuals in defining goals and objectives, and helping to anticipate problems. It is equally important to avoid unnecessary complexity.

Ownership: Embrace and prioritize programs and partners who are actively involved in efforts to improve how they (or their organization) mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies

Accountability: Encourages collaboration and involvement with partners and stakeholders in Emergency Management activities.

Respect for People: Appreciate differences regardless of culture, ethnicity, gender, or religion; showing respect and dignity when dealing with others.

DEM Staff

Ross McDowell, Emergency Management Deputy Director - (360) 740-1157, ross.mcdowell@lewiscountywa.gov

Erika Katt, Emergency Management Planner - (360) 740-1153, erika.katt@lewiscountywa.gov

Martin Baglien, Emergency Management Coordinator - (360) 740 - 3331, martin.baglien@lewiscountywa.gov

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