Lincoln County Health and Human Services and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office have selected Jessica Palma as their new County Assistant Emergency Manager, effective August 1st. The assistant position is a grant funded position through the Oregon Health Authority for Public Health Emergency Preparedness program and the Office of Oregon Emergency Management for Emergency Management Performance Grants.
Ms. Palma has served the Lincoln County communities for the last 8 years; 6 of those working for Lincoln County Public Health. With a bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education and as a Certified Prevention Specialist, her passion is helping local communities strengthen their health and resiliency. Over the past 18 months Palma served as a critical team member to both the Public Health COVID and Sheriff’s Office Echo Mountain Complex Fire response teams. She looks forward to continuing to serve Lincoln County communities assisting them for preparing, responding to, and recovering from all emergencies.
A strong focus of this position is to liaison with the public health community partners, promote advocacy relationships with those that serve vulnerable populations, continue to build up the Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer program and encourage the promotion of preparedness efforts and development of response plans.
Florence Pourtal, Public Health Director stated, “It is very exciting to have Jessica transfer from our Health and Human Services team; she brings with her the necessary toolbox of public health preparedness skills, resources and a passion for helping communities with preparedness and resiliency planning.”
Jessica Palma, BA
Assistant Emergency Manager
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
225 W. Olive St.
Newport, Oregon 97365
(541) 265-0657 Office