The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced on Thursday that Kerry Webster joined the Mitigation and Recovery team as a mitigation specialist.
Webster will support local and state partners in mitigation, including project development, multi-hazard planning and grant management. Her previous experience includes wildland-urban interface fire planning and mitigation, where she responded to all-hazard incidents, tornado recovery and floods. She earned a bachelors degree in Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology, as well as a master's degree in Geography from Colorado University at Boulder.
Webster has worked for the Colorado State Forest Service, USDA Forest Service, the National Park Service and Anchor Point, LLC.
The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management works to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond and recover from all-hazard events, including acts of terrorism. The division was created under the Colorado Department of Public Safety in July 2012, and is made of the Office of Emergency Management, the Office of Preparedness and the Office of Prevention and Security.
The DHSEM provides crisis communications, mission-critical support, crisis management, information analysis and grant administration. It is lead by Kevin Klein, who was previously the director of the Colorado Division of Fire Safety.