Eight counties | 36 cities | one region

a voluntary council of local governments
serving the missouri meramec area.


Region I Homeland Security Oversight Committee (RHSOC) This committee was formed by SEMA to carry out Regional Homeland Security planning, including administration of Homeland Security grants. Region I includes Crawford, Dent, Laclede, Maries, Phelps and Pulaski Counties.

For more information about RHSOC, visit this website:  https://rihsoc.wordpress.com/


Committee Members:

Emergency Management
Scott Cason,  Primary – Crawford County Deputy EMD
Randy Rowe,  Alternate – Laclede County Office of Emergency Management

Police Chiefs
Dan Cordova,Primary – City of Waynesville
Nicholas Pappas, Alternate – City of Crocker

Ron Long, Primary – Pulaski County
Alternate – vacant

Fire Chiefs
Larry Flesher, Primary- Sullivan Fire Protection District
Don Good, Alternate – Lenox Rural Fire Department

County Health
Deborah Baker, Primary – Pulaski County
Israel Doba, Alternate – Pulaski County Health Department

Homeland Security Response Team
Ronald E. Smith (Vice Chair), Primary – Rolla HRTS
Adam Birdsong, Alternate  – Rolla HRTS

Public Works
Lyle Thomas, Primary – St. James Public Works Director
Alternate – vacant

Mayor/City Administrator
Primary – vacant
Mayor James Morgan, Alternate – City of Crocker

County Commissioners
Gary Hicks, Primary   – Phelps County
Darrell Skiles, Alternate – Dent County Presiding Commissioner

Public Utility/Private Industry
Primary – vacant
Tony Floyd, Alternate – Intercounty Electric Cooperative

Emergency Medical Services
Bryan Lambeth, Primary – St. James Ambulance District
Linda Kerr, Alternate – Phelps County Regional Health Center

Michael J. Keen, Primary – Crawford County 911
Doug Yurecko, Alternate – Pulaski County 911

Joe Price, Primary – American Red Cross
David Sewell, Alternate – American Red Cross

Brad Armstrong, Primary –  Lebanon R-III Schools
Merlyn Johnson, Alternate – St. James R-I

Deborah Halinar, Primary – Phelps County Regional Medical Center
Tabitha Stanfest (Chair), Alternate – Salem Memorial District Hospital

Ex-Officio Members
Roger Windle, Missouri Division of Fire Safety
vacant, Department of Health and Senior Services
Alan Cortvrient, Department of Natural Resources
Dr. Joseph Baker, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Henry Haggard, Missouri Department Of Transportation
James Remillard, Missouri State Highway Patrol
Brett Hendrix, SEMA
Becky Tryon, Fort Leonard Wood
Rick Walls, MO University of Science & Technology
Russ Caton, U. S. Geological Survey
Joni McCarter, Department of Public Safety
Bonnie Prigge, Meramec Regional Planning Commission