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Office of Emergency Management and Special Events

Mission

The Office of Emergency Management and Special Events provides leadership and coordination on affairs that

cross traditional organizational boundaries. The guidance encourages a collaborative approach to special event

planning, disaster response and the execution of unique projects and programs.

Department Overview

The Office of Emergency Management and Special Events is one of four independent offices organizationally

housed within the City Manager’s Office with cross-departmental responsibilities. Primary responsibilities include

special event management, emergency planning and the management of other unique programs and projects

within the organization.

Additional information regarding the Office of Emergency Management and Special Events may be obtained by

contacting Derrick Remer, Emergency Management and Special Events Manager, at (919) 996-2200 or via email

at

Derrick.Remer@raleighnc.gov

.

Budget Highlights

Adds an Emergency Management Planner position to aid in City hazard mitigation planning, which includes

plan development for emergency operations, disaster recovery and training for City staff and the public

($65,000).

Budget Detail

ACTUALS ACTUALS ADOPTED ADOPTED

CHANGE

EMPLOYEES

2013-14*

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

FY16 to FY17

Office of Emergency Management and Special Events

0

3

4

5

1

TOTAL

0

3

4

5

1

DIRECT EXPENDITURES BY TYPE

Personnel

0

138,976

185,819

246,708

32.8%

Employee Benefits

0

44,932

60,509

85,504

41.3%

Operating Expenditures

0

9,860

46,897

48,397

3.2%

Capital Equipment

0

0

3,500

3,500

0.0%

TOTAL

$0

$193,768

$296,725

$384,109

29.4%

*During FY14, the Office of Emergency Management and Special Events, which was previously a program within the City Manager’s budget, was

established as an office within the City Manager’s Office. The employees of this office were previously calculated within the City Manager’s Office

employee totals.

Key Initiatives

Establish an Emergency Operations Center in the new Central Communications Center, which serves as a

permanent command post for use during city-wide disasters.

(Safe, Vibrant & Healthy Community,

Objective 1)

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