Eric Brooks has been the Director of Island County Department of Emergency Management since July 2011. Eric works to ensure that county residents and agencies work together to improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Eric is responsible for managing emergency plans for Island County. He also coordinates its relationships with other emergency response agencies and community groups at the local, state, and federal levels. The program encompasses all phases of integrated emergency management.
Prior to assuming his duties in Island County, Eric spent 21 years protecting others around the world through Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and a Master's degree in Infrastructure Planning and Management through the University of Washington.
Eric stresses the importance of community resilience and the “whole community approach.”