“Yelm Police Chief Todd Stancil discusses the state of emergency preparedness in Yelm as Yelm Public Works Director Ryan Johnstone looks on during a presentation Monday [April 28, 2014] as part of the Triad Arts Theater’s Alpha Centauri lecture series. Thurston County Emergency Management Coordinator Andrew Kinney also participated.”
Photo credit: Steven Wyble, Nisqually Valley News
Registration is now open for the July 8th Luncheon Forum. The forum will be held at the Prairie Hotel Conference Center, 11:30 a.m. The program and luncheon fee is $15. The buffet luncheon will be provided by Casa Mia Restaurant.
July 8th Chamber Forum Program: Yelm Emergency Management Preparedness Plan
“City of Yelm Emergency Management Presentation by Police Chief Todd Stancil –
Chief Stancil will provide information and answer questions related to the City of Yelm Emergency Preparedness Plan. He will discuss past events and what the future could hold for our area in regards to potential significant natural or man-made disasters. He will discuss the purpose and mission of the Emergency Management Board and how the city works, plans and prepares to provide services to the citizens of Yelm during and after a significant event,” quoting the Yelm Chamber of Commerce.
About Chief Stancil
“Chief Stancil grew up just down the road in Rainier where he graduated from Rainier High School in 1989. He was hired as a Reserve Police Officer for the City of Yelm in 1994. In 1995 he was hired as a full-time patrol officer and in January of 2002 Chief Stancil was appointed to the position of Police Chief for the City of Yelm. Chief Stancil is currently the longest serving Police Chief/Sheriff in Thurston County (and still the youngest). He is also the longest serving Police Chief ever in the City of Yelm. Chief Stancil was also appointed as the City Emergency Management Director in 2002 and serves in that capacity to this day. In his spare time Chief Stancil coached football and or basketball in our local middle schools from 1997 to 2012, runs a summer camp for area kids titled “Survivor Summer Camp” for the last 13 years and is currently the Yelm Midday Lion’s Club President.
During his time as Police Chief, Todd has served in many capacities and has experienced a great deal. From a presidential visit in 1996 to our areas first homicide in 2004, from the 100 year flood of 2006 to the areas worst ice storm in 2012,” quoting the Yelm Chamber of Commerce.
Editor’s Note: We’ve come a long way when Yelm officials are speaking publicly about preparedness, a subject taught at RSE that Yelm’s City Hall has mocked and ridiculed for decades.
Yelm Community Blogger Steve Klein has been employed by JZK, Inc. (dba Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment) since October 2003 and a student of Ramtha’s since February 1986.