Emergency Preparation & Response

Brown County Emergency Management & Brown County Public Health are dedicated to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any disaster whether it is natural, man-made or an act of terrorism through education, training and exercising.

Emergency preparation & response is the responsibility of the Brown County Emergency Management Office and Brown County Public Health. Together they are responsible for developing and maintaining the county Emergency Operations Plans (EOP), five-year training and exercise plans, and the Hazard Mitigation Plan. They work with multiple representatives from our community including first responders, health care professionals, educators, non-profit agencies, volunteer organizations, businesses and more to establish the EOP and relationships among community members throughout Brown County.

A Brown County Emergency Management Coalition, which is a county-wide committee of community stakeholders, has been developed and meets on a quarterly basis to discuss many different topics effecting Brown County and its residents.

For more information on how to better prepare yourself, your family or your business, for an emergency please look at our links to various organizations that provide preparedness training and help during an emergency.

Contact Emergency Management

Laine Sletta
EM Director
Phone: (507) 233-6644

Robert Santaella
Asst. EM Director
Phone: (507) 233-6642

Karen Moritz
Public Health Director
(507) 233-6809

Michelle Steinbeisser
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
(507) 233-6813



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Office Hours: 8am to 4:30pm (most offices)

Main Office Phone: 507-233-6600

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073

Individual office Hours may vary.


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