Local Emergency Planning Committee
The board aims to provide pre-planned and coordinated emergency response for hazardous material incidents and provide education to the public about the risks of accidental releases of hazardous materials.
- 6:30 p.m.
- Sheriff’s Department Communications Building
7502 Justice Drive
Gloucester, VA 23061
Appointments include two elected officials; representatives from law enforcement, fire and rescue, civil defense, health, hospital and transportation; two media representatives; two community service representatives; one member of the business community; a representative from the school system; one representative from a faith-based group; and at least four community group or citizen representative.
The term of each member is at the pleasure of the member, or for as long as deemed appropriate by the Committee with exception of citizen appointments, who will serve 2 year terms, but may be eligible for reappointment for additional 2 year term.
|Anita Parker, Chair||School Board Representative||804-824-5324||Email Anita Parker||12/31/2020|
|Gene Batcha, Vice Chair||Citizen Representative||804-695-2729||Email Gene Batcha||04/30/2022|
|Chief Brad Burgess||Abingdon Fire & Rescue Representative||804-642-2360||Email Chief Burgess||N/A|
|Todd Cannon||Hazmat VDEM Coordinator||757-866-2801||Email Todd Cannon||N/A|
|Matthew CarpentIer||Three Rivers Health District||804-758-2381||Email Matthew CarpentIer||N/A|
|Ashley Chriscoe||BOS Representative||804-693-0471||Email Ashley Chriscoe||12/31/2020|
|Chief J. D. Clements||Gloucester Fire & Rescue Representative||804-725-6761||Email Chief Clements||N/A|
|Harry Colestock, III||Citizen Representative||804-210-1478||Email Harry Colestock||08/31/2020|
|Chris Dawson||Public Utilities||804-693-1230||Email Chris Dawson||N/A|
|Michael "Mike" Hedrick||BOS Representative||804-693-4702||Email Mike Hedrick||12/31/2020|
|Stephen B. Kirschbaum||Citizen Representative||804-693-2710||Email Stephen Kirschbaum||12/31/2021|
|Brett Major||Emergency Management Coordinator, Staff Liaison||804-693-1390||Email Brett Major||N/A|
|Joe Martinez||VIMS Representative||804-684-7155||Email Joe Martinez||N/A|
|John C. Meyer, Jr.||Business Representative||804-824-2677||Email John Meyer||03/31/2022|
|James Pike||Citizen Representative||757-810-1386||Email James Pike||03/31/2022|
|Paul C. Simpson||Citizen Representative||301-653-7201||Email Paul Simpson||07/31/2020|
|Doug Smith||Riverside Emergency Management||757-534-5353||Email Doug Smith||N/A|
|Darrell Warren||Sheriff||804-693-3890||Email Sheriff Warren||N/A|
|Jane Wenner||Secretary, CERT Coordinator||804-693-1391||Email Jane Wenner||N/A|
|Roger West||Citizen Representative||757-310-8146||Email Roger West||08/31/2020|
|John Wicker||American Red Cross Representative||804-824-1754||N/A|
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
For information contact the Office of Emergency Management at 804-693-1390.