Jessica Robison joined Emergency Management in 2018 and has served as the public outreach coordinator, deputy Emergency Management coordinator and is now the Emergency Management coordinator. She has led our county through the extended response to COVID-19, managed several severe weather events, assisted in civil unrest planning and response, and coordinated the response, evacuation and sheltering efforts surrounding an unprecedented 700-year flood in August 2020.
As the Emergency Management coordinator, Jessica is responsible for the comprehensive emergency management program of Chesterfield County. This program consists of planning, mitigation, response, recovery, training and exercise, outreach initiatives, and grant management. Engaging with government departments at the local, state and federal levels, as well as community partners and residents is an essential component to ensuring a successful program and a prepared, resilient community.
Jessica has a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State, a Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University and has earned her Virginia Professional Emergency Manager’s certification. She actively participates and holds leadership positions in various professional organizations. She currently serves as the chair of the Emergency Management Alliance of Central Virginia and as the treasurer of the Virginia Emergency Management Association.
Jessica is an avid sports fan, enjoys lifting, running and dance fitness, and loves to spend time outdoors.