Purpose and Mission
The Committee was established to streamline Nevada’s existing emergency management and
homeland security public body structure, grant allocation processes, as well as, mitigation,
preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. The Committee will ensure statewide collaboration
in the development and implementation of all homeland security and emergency management
preparedness initiatives and propose balanced allocation of grant funding to address statewide
The Committee serves in an advisory role to the Chief of DEM. Therefore, the mission of the
Committee will be to provide recommendations, and as a result, will not usurp the power of the
State Administrative Agent (“SAA”) to manage the multiple grant funding streams that enter the
State of Nevada.
The Committee will serve in the capacity of, and complete the functions of, the State Senior
Advisory Council, the Homeland Security Working Group, the State Interoperability Executive
Board, the State Interoperability Governance Board, Emergency Management Coordinating
Council, Nevada Hazards Mitigation Planning Committee and Subcommittee, Nevada Earthquake
Safety Council, and the Citizens Corps Council.