Steering Committee

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Committee Information

The Steering Committee works with the JCHSEM Director to guide the activities of JCHSEM. A fourteen-member Steering Committee is made up of public and private representation. JCHSEM is a Department within the Jefferson County Commission, who has overall responsibility for the department and its employees. The Jefferson County Commission appoints all members to the Steering Committee.

This committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of February, March, May, June, August, September and holds a November/December meeting at 9:00 a.m. in the JCHSEM EOC at 28 Industrial Blvd., Kearneysville, unless otherwise announced. The Quarterly Partnership meetings held in January, April, July and October also serve as the Steering Committee meeting's for those months. 



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2019 Members of the Steering Committee:

John Sherwood, Chair, Chamber of Commerce Representative

Ed Smith, Vice Chair, Fire & Rescue Representative

Paula Marrone-Reese, Non-Governmental Organization Representative, Good Shepherd Inter-Faith Caregivers

Mason Carter, Jefferson County Department of Engineering

Jeffrey A. Polczynski, EPN, Jefferson County Emergency Communications Center Representative

Kelly Parsons, Private Industry Representative, Nichols, DeHaven & Associates

Thomas Butcher, Utilities Representative

Vacant, Jefferson County Development Authority Representative

Sanford "Sandy" Green, WV Region 3 Homeland Security Area Liaison

Holly Morgan-Frye, Education Representative, Shepherd University

Jane Tabb, County Commission Representative

Donald Grubb, Health Representative

Evan Workman, Mass Care Representative

Pete Dougherty, Sheriff, Law Enforcement Representative