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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Coconino County Announces Appointment of Wes Dison as Emergency Management Director

Headshot of Emergency Management Director Wes Dison

Coconino County has appointed Wes Dison as Emergency Management Director, pending expected confirmation by the Board of Supervisors at their January 5th meeting.

“Wes has served as the Interim Emergency Management Director for more than six months. He joined us at the beginning of one of the largest emergencies this County has experienced and has served as an integral member of the COVID-19 Incident Command Team. Wes brings the skills, experience and commitment to excellence that equip him to help the County and our partners succeed,” said County Manager James Jayne.

Prior to joining Coconino County, Wes served as an Assistant Director at the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) where he was responsible for planning, communications and technology, and served in a critical role within the State Emergency Operations Center. Prior to joining DEMA, Wes had a distinguished career with the Tucson Police Department, including serving as the lead for emergency management operations.

“It’s my honor to serve as Emergency Management Director for Coconino County. This County very quickly became my home and I feel immense responsibility every time I step out of my house and see neighbors and community members. I recognize that they rely on me and my team to help keep the community safe and protected. I am committed to doing just that,” said Dison.

To learn more about the role of Coconino County Emergency Management, visit 

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