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The mission of the Preparedness Section is to provide support to local governments and state agencies in establishing policies, plans, guidelines and procedures that allow emergency resources to function effectively and be utilized as a team when a disaster or emergency occurs. Additionally, the Section provides support with training and exercises that enhance the state and local government's ability to function in an emergency situation. This Section is responsible for the coordination of activities of the Governor's Homeland Security Policy Group, carrying out projects as identified by the Homeland Security Senior Advisory Council and approved by the Governor.

The Preparedness Section works with local, state and federal partners to ensure that Nebraska is prepared to deal with disasters. The section is made up of two units: the grants unit, which administers the state's Homeland Security grant programs and the planning unit, which assists county and state emergency management personnel create and maintain emergency operations plans and oversees the state's Citizen Corps and Medical Reserve Corps programs.

Nikki Weber Preparedness Section Manager 402-471-7226
Dan Hiller Planning Unit Supervisor 402-471-7419
Julie Mayers Grants Unit Supervisor 402-471-5088
Leo Larkin Emergency Management Planning Specialist 402-471-7432
Ryan Lowry State Citizen Corps and MRC Coordinator 402-471-7424
Logan Lueking Emergency Management Program Specialist I 402-471-7427
Jackie Maly Federal Aid Administrator 402-471-7412
James Rashilla Emergency Management Planning Specialist 402-471-7425
Patrick Rooney Emergency Management Planning Specialist 402-471-7438
Merci Suarez Grant Monitor 402-471-7413