Waukesha County

Waukesha County

Office of Emergency Management

Kathy Schwei - Coordinator

Phone: 262-548-7580
Fax: 262-548-7313
Email: kschwei@waukeshacounty.gov

Gail Goodchild - Programs & Projects Analyst
Phone: 262-446-5077
Fax: 262-548-7313
Email: ggoodchild@waukeshacounty.gov

Alex Freeman - Emergency Management Planner
Phone: 262-446-5063
Fax: 262-548-7313
Email: afreeman@waukeshacounty.gov

Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Waukesha County Severe Weather Update

The National Weather Service has confirmed that on the night of October 1st an EF1 Tornado affected Jefferson and Waukesha counties along a line stretching from Rome to Wales. Some rivers in Waukesha County are expected to rise into the early hours of October 3rd. If you've been impacted by the Tornado, severe storms or flooding and have unmet needs, please call 211 for assistance or reach out to our office. 

What We Do


The Waukesha County Office of Emergency Management provides a comprehensive and integrated emergency management program designed to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from the effects of natural and technological hazards which impact the welfare, safety and health of all Waukesha County citizens. The office also implements and administers the planning and reporting requirements for hazardous substances used by business, industry and government under the auspices of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. The office also administers the business continuity program for Waukesha County departments.