March 27 , 2020

Emergency Management Roles.    In Normandy Park Municipal Code 2.36 Emergency Management and Washington State law, the following responsibilities are in effect per the City of Normandy Park Emergency Management Plan adopted by the City Council.

As the lead emergency management official in the City of Normandy Park, the City Manager has the following duties: 1) appoint an Emergency Management Director; 2) appoint an Emergency Operations Center Director; 3) enact emergency orders as appropriate; 4) issue executive orders, provided that such orders shall be ratified by the City Council as soon as possible; 5) make, amend and rescind necessary orders, which shall be ratified by the City Council as soon as possible; 6) identify a “line of succession,” (i.e. City Manager, Chief of Police, Police Sergeants, Public Works Director); 7) serve as liaison to the Mayor and City Council; 8) authorize necessary emergency management trainings; 9) recruit, train and credential emergency volunteers as necessary; 10) serve as the authority who applies for public assistance; 11) represent the city on any multi-agency coordinating system (MAC); 12) prepare plans for support of families of staff who must work; and 13) advocate for emergency preparedness.

As the Director of Emergency Management, Chief of Police Dan Yourkoski has the following duties:  1) Serve as the Incident Commander under Incident Command System guidelines; 2) also, serve as the Emergency Operations Center lead; and 3) Open the Emergency Operations Center if incident command resources are no longer available and sufficient (the City Manager and Public Works Director can also open the EOC if the Chief of Police is not available).  By city resolution, the city follows National Incident Command System (NIMS) guidelines.

Mayor Sue-Ann Hohimer is not in charge of emergency management for the City of Normandy Park, unless the complete line of succession as stated above is unavailable. The Mayor has the following emergency management duties: 1) provide visible leadership to the community; 2) provide policy direction through the City Manager and Director of Emergency Management; 3) act as spokesperson for the City Council during the emergency; 4) advocate for emergency preparedness; and 5) follow the guidelines of NPMC 2.36.070 Continuity of government.

All City Council members, including the Mayor, have the following emergency management duties: 1) maintain continuity of government; 2) provide visible leadership to the community; 3) appropriate funds for the city emergency management plan and operations; 4) approve a local proclamation of emergency as necessary; 5) assist full-time city employees in their recovery efforts as requested; and 6) advocate for emergency preparedness.

Rumor ControlNone of our police officers are sick or quarantined at this time.

Mark E. Hoppen, City Manager
City of Normandy Park
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA 98166
(206) 248-8246 (Direct Phone)