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 City of Richardson - Office of Emergency Management

Mailing Address: PO Box 830309
Richardson, TX 75083

(P) 972-744-0900

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Mistie Gardner, CEM, TEM
Emergency Management Coordinator


Mistie Gardner serves as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Richardson. Mistie brings 16 years of experience including emergency management, public safety communications, hazardous materials management and emergency medical response.

Mistie holds a degree in Emergency Administration and Planning from the University of North Texas. She is designated by the International Association of Emergency Managers as well as the Emergency Management Association of Texas as a Certified Emergency Manager. Mistie is also a recent graduate from the Leadership Richardson program- Class 26.

Under Mistie’s leadership, the Office of Emergency Management has been able to enhance the City’s Emergency Operations Plan and initiate a training and exercise program to achieve the Advanced Planning Level for the State of Texas.  Additionally, the Office has achieved and maintained the Storm Ready designation from the National Weather Service and implemented the Special Needs Assistance Program.

Prior to working for the City of Richardson, Mistie worked for the North Central Texas Council of Governments managing the Homeland Security Grant Program for the region. In this role, she worked with various state and federal partners along with the Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington Urban Area cities to enhance Homeland Security initiatives and disaster preparedness within the 16 counties of North Central Texas.

Last updated: 1/19/2016 2:59:39 PM