Homeland Security Task Force

The Washtenaw County Homeland Security Task Force (also known as the Local Planning Team or LPT) was created by the Board of Commissioners to coordinate all county homeland security activities with federal, state and local governments; assess terrorism risks, response capabilities and needed improvements; develop community guidance and emergency response procedures; and recommend to the Board of Commissioners about utilization of federal and state homeland security grant funds.

Current Membership:

Name                                 Organization                                            Discipline

Marc Breckenridge          Sheriff Emergency Services                  Emergency Mgt. & Comms.

Ashley Cieslinski            American Red Cross                              Volunteer Organization

Robert Domeier             St. Joseph Mercy Health System           Healthcare

Rick Ericson                   Mutual Aid Association                             Rural Fire Service

Sean Fournier                Domino’s Corporate Security                 Private Security

Dieter Heren                  Washtenaw Co. Sheriff’s Office             Sheriff

James Harmon            Washtenaw Road Commission             Public Works

Craig Hoeft                    Mutual Aid Association                             Urban Fire Service

Marilyn Hollier               U of M Health System                               Healthcare

Cindra James              Washtenaw Co. Public Health                 Local Public Health

Jesse Lewit                  Criminal Justice Association                   Municipal Law Enforcement

Joe Piersante               University of Michigan                               Education

Rick Norman                City of Ann Arbor OEM                               Municipal Planning Team

James Roberts            Washtenaw Co. HazMat Team              Hazardous Materials

Christopher Roe          Veterans Affairs Administration             Healthcare

Roger Simpson           Huron Valley Ambulance                         Emergency Medical Service

Rolland Sizemore       Board of Commissioners                       Government Administrative

William Wagner          Criminal Justice Association                  Municipal Law Enforcement

Mark Wesley                Eastern Michigan University                    Education


Meeting Dates:

January 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM

February 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM

May 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM

July 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM

September 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM

November 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Meeting Location:

Washtenaw County Emergency Management Division
Emergency Operations Center
Sheriff Headquarters
2201 Hogback Road
Ann Arbor, MI  48105

The six counties of Southeast Michigan (Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne) and the City of Detroit have also formed a regional homeland security board (known as an Urban Area Security Initiative or UASI).  This board coordinates grant funding for preparedness and response enhancement projects that are approved by the Department of Homeland Security.  Here is a link to the UASI website.

For additional information please call (734) 973-4900.

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