Dawson County Emergency Management

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700 N. Washington
Room N
Lexington, NE 68850


Dawson County Emergency Management

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Dawson County Community Notification Enrollment Please click on the Alert Sense Banner above and take a moment to fill in the appropriate information to be notified by local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.

Welcome to the Dawson County Emergency Management web site.
Please take a few minutes to check out the information on our web site, and check back for updates.

About Us

The position of Dawson County Emergency Manager is an appointed position by the commissioners of Dawson County.

Dawson County has one director for the county and each city/village has an appointed director. Directors include:

• Dawson County - Brian Woldt
• Farnam - Travis Metzler
• Gothenburg - Randy Olson
• Cozad - Brian Woldt
• Lexington - Joe Pepplitsch
• Overton - Tim White
• Sumner - Jerry Burr
• Eddyville - Gary Rohde

The Emergency Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of an Emergency Management System to save lives and protect property.

The Emergency Manager serves as the principal advisor to the governing board in disaster/emergency matters.

July 2014 - Dawson County changes their emergency warning system.
July 2006 - Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Offered
December 2002 - Weather Radio hits the air


National Weather Service - Hastings, Nebraska

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

Federal Emergency Management Agency