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The Ottawa County Fillmore Complex in West Olive is currently without power, impacting its ability to serve customers.

This includes the Sheriff headquarters, Clerk, Register of Deeds and Treasurer offices as well as today's inmate visits at the jail and hearings in the West Olive court. Other locations such as Holland, Grand Haven and Hudsonville are operating and providing services and hearings.

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Sheriff's Office

Emergency Management

Emergency Management is responsible for the coordination of large scale emergencies in Ottawa County. In addition to the writing and coordination of emergency operation plans, Emergency Management provides assistance to local jurisdictions and County agencies before, during, and after disasters strike.


Lou Hunt
Emergency Management Director
Leah DeLano
Homeland Security
Regional Planner
(616) 738-4616
Derek Schroeder
LEPC & HazMat/Tech
Rescue Team Coordinator
(616) 738-4051
Christine Saddler
Records Processing Clerk
(616) 738-4052

Explore each phase below to see examples of how Emergency Management works to develop an emergency plan for your community!

There are four phases of Emergency Management.