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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Partner Profile: Lake County Office of Emergency Management

It takes more than a village to host an event such as the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships. Joining local efforts to make this a fun and safe event is nearby Lake County Office of Emergency Management. The Director of Lake County Office of Emergency Management Mike McHargue has served as Joint Information Center Manager and Leadville/Lake County public information officer Betty Benson has served as JIC staff and field PIO during the event. The JIC is the coordinating body of information to the public and media.
Betty Benson and Mike McHargue

“We believe there is great value in helping our neighboring county whenever possible and developing stronger ties with all agencies in Eagle County, said McHargue. "We also believe that being involved with this well organized effort enhances our skills and broadens our perspective when an event occurs in our county or when we assist other counties,” said McHargue.