Emergency Management program receives national attention.

By Brooks Peterson - BPETERSON@VICAD.COM
Nov. 7, 2011 at 5:07 a.m.

Victoria County has been recognized for its emergency management program.

Jeb Lacey, the Victoria County Emergency Management coordinator, announced the recognition at Monday's commissioners court meeting.

The county was one of a handful of Texas counties singled out by the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

"We've devised a nationally recognized public-private partnership program" specially to foster cooperation in emergency situations, Lacey said.

"We've been at work on this for the last two years. It comes from a smaller-scale.

"The leadership core is provided by emergency management, the development corporation, city and the county," he said.

Participants in the effort included the Victoria Economic Development Corporation and the University of Houston-Victoria Small Development Center.

"We've devised a nationally recognized public-private program," Lacey said, adding that it has been far from an easy undertaking.

He said it took the work of all involved to make the program a success.

In other action, the court:

Approved ordering security materials for the Victoria County Sheriff's Office, extended the Border Star program agreement and received the Motorola Solutions Warrant Service Agreement for dispatch equipment.

Approved a change order for the Victoria Emergency Operation Center Building Project.

Approved detention contracts with Waller County for the Victoria Regional Juvenile Justice Center.

Ratified an addendum to Retail Electric Supplier Agreement with MidAmerican Energy.



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