Emergency Management and Administrative Law Program

The Emergency Management and Administrative Law Program is housed within the MDARD Executive Office. Under Michigan's Emergency Management Act, each state agency is required to have an emergency management coordinator to help facilitate statewide responses to disasters. The MDARD Emergency Management Coordinator works with all of the Department's programs and external stakeholders to help develop plans and programs to prevent food, agriculture and animal emergencies; prepare for and respond to those that may occur; and recover from actual events.

The Administrative Law program includes the Department's coordination with the Office of the Attorney General, interaction with Michigan's federally recognized Indian tribes, responses under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act, contested case hearings under the Administrative Procedures Act, the review and promulgation of MDARD's regulations, and public hearings. 

Brad Deacon
Emergency Management Coordinator

Department of Agriculture & Rural Development's Emergency Preparedness Pages