Meet the Team

La Plata County Emergency Management Team

The La Plata County Office of Emergency Management team includes all public safety entities within the County and many outside as well.We maintain partnerships with public and private entities, volunteer groups and government agencies. The team of two coordinate the efforts of many when disaster strikes.


Office of Emergency Management

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Butch Knowlton

Emergency Management Director 

Over 40 years of service with LPC - OEM



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Danielle Coronado

Danielle Coronado

Emergency Management Coordinator

Bachelor’s & Master’s Emergency Management

Partner Agencies and Groups

La Plata County Office of Emergency Management works closely with a MAC (Multi Agency Coordination) group to ensure preparedness and share a common goal towards building a resilient community.