Emergencies and Homeland Security in Lorain County

Guest Speaker:  Tom Kelley, Director of the Lorain County Emergency Management Agency (LEMMA)

Tom will:  

• Tell us about LEMMA's objectives 

• Talk about the Polar Vortex that came through 

Lorain County recently (consequence:  water alert)

• Talk about Security for Sochi Olympics (tent.) and 

• Talk about Security for Gay Olympics in Cleveland, Summer, 2014.

About Tom Kelley

Tom has been with the Lorain County Emergency Management Agency since October of 1990, when he was hired to fill the newly created position of Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. The position was responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the Lorain County All Hazards and Hazardous Materials Emergency response plans. He was appointed Director for the Agency in August of 1995, overseeing a full time staff of four people.

Before that time, Tom was employed in the Communications Division at the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department for 10 years.

Tom has been an MET in the State of Ohio for 25 years, and has served as a part time firefighter for Elyria Township, Sheffield Village, and Sheffield Township during that time. He is a member of the Elyria Summer Theatre Board of Directors and serves as their Treasurer.

Tom graduated from Elyria High School and attended Lorain Community College. He has received the “Professional Development Certification” from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 1998. Tom currently sits on numerous associations, boards, and committees that relate to the emergency response and planning fields in Lorain County and the State of Ohio.

Tom resides in Sheffield Village, and has two grown daughters; Samantha and Angela.

8:30 a.m. - Coffee and donuts

9:00 a.m. - Program begins


Meet with fellow citizens in Lorain County to discuss the issues of the day, learn what is happening with our County, State and Country and get involved in projects that will get us back on track.

All meetings are open to the public.  Feel free to invite a friend, family or neighbor.

Please RSVP on this website so we have enough donuts, coffee and seats.

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Coffee and donut are included. No charge for first time guests.  Free for TEA members.  $3.00 charge for non-members.



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  • Dianne M.

    Tom Kelley did a great job with not just an overview of the LC Emergency Management office but he also gave us detailed operational information on what happens when an emergency is declared in Lorain County. Thank you, Tom.

    February 8, 2014

  • Kirsten H.

    Sylvie & Terry G.

    February 7, 2014

  • Kirsten H.

    Joe Miller of Amherst Council is attending.

    February 7, 2014

  • Kirsten H.

    Ed & Linda Burke

    February 7, 2014

  • Kirsten H.

    Adelbert, Richard K

    February 7, 2014

  • Kirsten H.

    Tom K, David L

    February 4, 2014

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