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Our Mission: 

The mission of the Dallas County Emergency Management Agency is to promote whole community preparedness through a collaborative, comprehensive effort to prepare, mitigate, respond and recover from all hazards.

The Emergency Management Commission:

Chapter 29C of Iowa Code creates the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the local Emergency Management Commissions in Iowa.

The Dallas County Emergency Management Commission is made up of the Mayor (or their designee) from each jurisdiction in Dallas County, one member of the Dallas County Board of Supervisors, and the Sheriff. The Commission appoints a Emergency Management Coordinator to manage the Agency, carry out it's mission and operational objectives.

Serving the Communities of:

Adel - Dallas Center - Dallas County - Dexter - Linden - Redfield - Waukee - Bouton - Dawson - Granger - Minburn - Urbandale - West Des Moines - Clive - Desoto - Grimes - Perry - Van Meter - Woodward


The Dallas County Emergency Management Commission is required to publish, hold a public hearing and adopt a budget annually similar to many other political subdivisions. The Agency budget is requested to the County Board of Supervisors who allocate funding for the Agency. The Agency also receives approximately $40,000 in grant funding from local, state, federal and private sources annually. You can find a copy of the current budget at the Iowa Department of Management County Budget Page.