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Regional Focus, Regional Support

2022 SMESO/Region D Meetings:

All meetings begin at 10 am

2nd Wednesday of the first month of each quarter

MOSWIN EMD Regional Radio Check
Region D – 4th Thursday of the month, 9 AM, on REGD I/O CALL

RHSOC Meetings
3rd Wednesday of the 1st month of each quarter
Mt. Vernon



SMESO Officers
President, Charla Geller
1st Vice President, Jim Furgerson
2nd Vice President, Vacant
Secretary, Melissa Duckworth
Treasurer – John Elmore, Cox Health
Melissa Duckworth, Regional Exercise Coordinator

Citizen Corps Program Resources


Outdoor Warning Siren - Sample SOP

SMESO Vision:
“To provide focused networking, training, mentoring, and regional response
coordination to all members, supported by goals and objectives.”

SMESO Mission:
“Build multidiscipline relationships and resources that achieve member needs as
they relate to mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery goals throughout
Region D.”



  Networking with other emergency management directors and emergency personnel in southwest Missouri through SMESO is invaluable. When you have a disaster in you county, you know who in the region has a particular expertise and who you can call on for assistance."
Phil Amtower Christian County EMD

"SMESO offers many advantages to it's members.
As a local EMD, I would have to say that one in particular - networking - stands out. Meeting face-to-face with leaders from various emergency services, spending time together working on common issues, developing a list of contacts - all of these are great help in the event of a disater."
Keith Stammer Joplin/Jasper County EMD


SMESO serves 18 southwest Missouri counties
in the Missouri Highway Patrolís Region D              coverage area.

In addition, SMESO coordinates
efforts as necessary with emergency services
personnel in the three bordering states of 
Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.


Contact Information
Webmaster: philamtower(at)christiancountymo.gov



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