2022 – 2026 Strategic Plan

In 2016, Hamilton County EMHSA published its first strategic plan, the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, that set a course of continuous improvement and established the Agency’s major programmatic, policy, and performance goals. The creation of that plan contributed to Hamilton County achieving accreditation under the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) in July 2021.

Though slightly delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan picks up where the previous plan left off, by allowing the Agency to define and publicly declare the Goals, Objectives and Tasks that will be undertaken over the next five years in order to achieve the Agency’s Mission and Vision that align with its Values.

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Our Mission

Provide effective coordination and collaboration to create a culture of preparedness that builds and sustains a disaster resistant and resilient community in Hamilton County

Our Vision

A safer future through effective Whole Community partnerships of local government, emergency services, private sector, volunteer agencies, and the residents of Hamilton County to save lives, protect property, and reduce the effects of disasters.

Our Values

Our Values Guide Our Decisions and Actions


We will strive to understand all communities and cultures within Hamilton County. We will engage and empower our residents and partners though inclusive practices that cultivate trust and continued engagement.


We will be forerunners in the industry of emergency management and always strive to drive our profession forward. We will influence and guide all entities of Hamilton County during each disaster phase.


We will be transparent in our workings with all partners and community members. We will hold ourselves accountable to the highest standard of ethical behavior and organizational excellence and be responsible stewards with all available resources.


We will work diligently to understand the interrelated elements that systematically affect our communities during all phases of a disaster. We will be impartial and fair in the services we offer and strive for equitable outcomes for all.


We will embrace the Whole Community approach, involving all levels of government and working with stakeholders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. We will work cohesively and utilize the talents, knowledge, and ingenuity of all our partners.


We will always appear, speak, and interact with others in a professional manner. We will invest in a skilled workforce through constant training and professional development.


We will be proactive in seeking opportunities to move the field of emergency management forward. We will always look for new and better ways to improve upon the services we offer to Hamilton County ensuring that we are providing the highest quality products.