Lisa Schwartz - Director as of September 2021
Lisa is the Director of Weber County Emergency Management and Homeland Security. As the Director of Weber County Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Lisa is responsible for all disaster and emergency planning, training, and exercising in the county. Prior to coming to Weber County, Lisa has done emergency management for Taylorsville and Midvale cities in Salt Lake County, Intermountain Healthcare when it had a Central Region, and Salt Lake Community College which had 11 campus locations. Lisa has received many certificates for disaster and homeland security trainings including some for hazmat and WMD incident response. She has a Bachelor’s from Utah State University in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Lisa was raised in Salmon, Idaho on a small farm and enjoyed her time working on her grandfather’s ranch. She learned to do many things including moving cattle by horseback, fixing fence, cleaning out watering troughs, putting out salt, irrigating, moving sprinkler pipes, milking cows, mucking out stalls, hauling hay and all other activities that come with it. She is married to Don Gosline and they have 5 amazing children between them. She loves to garden, go to NASCAR races, watch NASCAR, basketball and football on TV (even better to go in person), however, her favorite of all is spending time with her family. Family gatherings on her back patio is her idea of heaven.
Lisa has a great love for people. She learned early in life that you can never have too many friends and that there is a lot to learn from others. We all need each to take responsibility for ourselves and our family and reach out to those around us when we have situations where we need to lean on each other. Resiliency on a county, city, neighborhood and personal level is important with the events happening in the world today. A passion for preparedness on all levels is what drives her. There is great amount of knowledge, skill, talent and strength within Weber County that could be utilized to help build a stronger and more resilient community. There are volunteer programs and trainings that are available to assist with not just personal and neighborhood emergency and disaster response, but for community response as well. Organizing your family and neighborhood now will save you vital time during an emergency so you can focus on saving lives and solving the problems before you. Knowing that we all have finite time to give, she would still love to talk to you or your neighborhood about how you can contribute to the overall Weber County preparedness efforts. Our greatest asset is each other. If you would like to get in touch with her, please call or email her.