Emergency Management

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Emergency Management

 

The Grand Traverse Band (GTB) Emergency Management Office is located in the Medicine Lodge at 2300 N. Stallman Road, Peshawbestown, MI, approximately 4 miles north on M22 from Suttons Bay.

The GTB Tribal Emergency Management Office works on emergency preparedness initiatives for the Tribal Government. The Tribal Emergency Management Office works collaboratively with Leelanau County 911 Center on tribal, county and state of emergency events for Leelanau County as well as cooperates with surrounding counties of Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Grand Traverse, and Manistee counties on emergency preparedness.

The Tribal Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is not staffed on a full-time basis but will open periodically for simulated exercises as well as real events that occur within Peshawbestown. During these events the EOC will be staffed by representatives from tribal and local organizations to collaborate on real time events. The goal of GTB Emergency Management Office is to work collaboratively with local county Emergency Management Offices on preparedness initiatives for each area of Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Manistee counties and surrounding counties in the northwest region of Lower Peninsula of Michigan. GTB Emergency Management Office collaborates with GTB Tribal Government Departments to prepare for natural and man-made disasters through exercises and trainings and continually updating GTB Emergency Operations Plans.

Every county has links to Emergency Management information to assist citizens to better prepare themselves for inclement weather conditions, unexpected emergencies or disaster location of emergency shelters in those counties. The Grand Traverse Band has six emergency shelter locations for Peshawbestown, Antrim, Benzie and Charlevoix. (See GTB Tornado Shelter Locations link listed below). For additional emergency preparedness information for Community and Family Preparedness click on website links to assist community members to plan for family emergencies and weather related events. Indian Country Ready.gov or FEMA.gov has links to Severe Weather sites: Tornados, other Natural Disasters and general emergency guidelines.     

 

30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB) Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Annex.

The GTB Emergency Management Office posted a 30-Day Public Comment period for the Grand Traverse Band DRAFT Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan Annex, a supplement to the Benzie, Grand Traverse and Leelanau County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans.  The 30-Day Posting period is to gather comments on  the GTB DRAFT Tribal Plan Annex which addresses natural hazards to eliminate or reduce long-term risks to people and property from natural hazards that have or may occur on tribal lands and identify local risks and vulnerabilities to prevent injury, loss of life, property damage, and promote and support prevention or hazard mitigation planning.  

Email or written comments will be accepted until April 17, 2016 submitted to:

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Emergency Management Office - GTB DRAFT Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Annex, 2605 N. West Bay Shore Drive, Peshawbestown, MI 49682.

Email: Jolanda.murphy@gtbindians.com

Draft copies are also available at the GTB Emergency Management Office located at the Medicine Lodge and GTB Tribal Police Department, 2300 N. Stallman Rd., Peshawbestown, MI. For more information contact: GTB Public Safety Department Manager (231) 534-7111.

 GTB DRAFT Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan Annex

 

GTB Tornado Shelter Locations

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Contact Information:

Main Address for Grand Traverse Band:

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Emergency Management Office
Jolanda Murphy | Public Safety Department 2 Manager and
Emergency Manager
2605 N. West Bay Shore Drive,
Peshawbestown, MI 49682
Office: (231) 534-7111
Fax: (231) 534-7639
Grand Traverse Band of
Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Tribal Government
2605 N. West Bay Shore Drive,
Peshawbestown, MI 49682
(231) 534-7750
This page last updated on 1/27/2017.

The Grand Traverse Band of
Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

2605 N. West Bay Shore Dr.
Peshawbestown, MI 49682
Toll Free Exchange/Administration Desk:1-866-534-7750

Webmaster: (231) 534-7366 or (231)534-7008