To protect lives and save property by preparing and implementing an official plan for Taylor County, regarding disaster responses, mitigation, and cleanup.
Increasing training opportunities, and continuing the process of making the community disaster resistant by ensuring a high level of readiness for emergency or disaster response for Taylor County, working in conjunction with the City of Abilene.
The mayor of each incorporated municipality and the county judge of each county is designated as the Emergency Management Director for each such political subdivision.
As the governor’s designated agents, the mayor and county judge may exercise the powers, on an appropriate local scale, granted the governor by the Texas Disaster Act of 1975.
The mayor and county judge may designate an Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) to serve as an assistant to the presiding officer of the political subdivision for emergency management purposes.