Arapahoe County signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) September 27 with the City of Englewood to provide emergency management services which will include hiring an Emergency Management Liaison to serve the city.
“Police Commander Tim Englert and Fire Marshal Laura Herblan served the city well leading emergency management efforts during the 2018 flooding,” said City Manager Shawn Lewis. “As they, and others have noted, the city needs a dedicated staff member focused on emergency management. By partnering with the County’s Office of Emergency Management, Englewood gains access to a wealth of staff, training and systems resources that we would have to pay more for if we created our own division,” he added.
Ashley Cappel, Arapahoe County’s Deputy Emergency Manager, will serve as Englewood’s Liaison during the hiring process for a permanent Emergency Management Liasion.