Emergency Management

What are the responsibilities of the Emergency Management Office?
Per Chapter 230 of city ordinance, the Emergency Management Agency was established.  This position is responsible for the preparation and implementation of emergency functions required to prevent injury and minimize and repair damage due to disasters, to include emergency management of resources and administration of such economic controls as may be needed to provide for the welfare of the people, and emergency activities (excluding functions for which military forces are primarily responsible) in accordance with Chapter 44, RSMo., and supplements thereto, and the Missouri Emergency Operations Plan adopted thereunder.

Responsibilities of the Director:

The Director is appointed by the Mayor and shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. 

The Director shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration and operations of local emergency management operations, subject to the direction and control of the Mayor or Board of Aldermen.  The Director shall be responsible for maintaining records and accounting for the use and disposal of all items of equipment placed under the jurisdiction of the Wentzville Emergency Management Organization.


The City of Wentzville in accordance with Chapter 44, RSMo., may:

 1.  Appropriate and expend funds, make contracts, obtain and distribute equipment, materials and supplies for emergency management purposes; provide for the health and safety of persons, the safety of property; and direct and coordinate the development of disaster plans and programs in accordance with the policies and plans of the Federal and State Governments.

 2.  Appoint, provide or remove rescue teams, auxiliary fire and Police personnel and other emergency operation teams, units or personnel who may serve without compensation.

The Emergency Management Director, Major Leon Burton, can be reached by email at Leon.Burton@wentzvillemo.gov or by phone at (636) 639-2141.


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