PIO Working Group

Mission


To provide accurate information in a timely manner to help citizens make informed decisions.

Formed in 2016, the Cowley County PIO Working Group is comprised of Public Information and Public Relation Officers from entities across Cowley County, KS.

Day to day events allow for the agencies to disseminate as needed information in a routine manner. However; emergency events or a disaster dictate an immediate response to the community. Public information is a critical response function during any disaster. The PIO Working Group will help agencies across the County work better together to pre-plan, coordinate and prepare before an event.

Public Information Officers are the communications coordinators or spokespersons for their organizations or agencies that are tasked with providing information to the public. While each agency is responsible for the information within their own jurisdiction, a coordinated response to the public will insure that all of the information is accurate, reliable and unified.

The PIO Working Group will meet quarterly with different agencies hosting the meetings.

For 2019, the remaining two meetings will be held on September 17 at the City-Cowley County Health Department and December 17 at the USD 470 administrative office. Meeting times are 1:30pm-2:30pm.

 

 

Agency or jurisdictions who are part of the Working Group in Cowley County:

 

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Cowley County Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

 

USD 470 - Arkansas City

USD 470 – Arkansas City

 

 

USD 465 - Winfield

USD 465 – Winfield

 

 

 

Cowley County Emergency Communications

Cowley County Emergency Communications

 

 

City of Arkansas City

City of Arkansas City

 

 

South Central Kansas Medical Center

South Central Kansas Medical Center

 

 

Winfield Police Department

Winfield Police Department

 

 

Arkansas City Police Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Newton Hospital

William Newton Hospital

 

 

KDOC - Winfield Correctional Facility

Winfield Correctional Facility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cowley College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are an agency in Cowley County that would like to participate in the group, please call (620)0 221-0470 or send an email to emergencymanagement@cowleycounty.org

 

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