Andrew Notbohm has been named Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management director effective May 28. Notbohm has been serving as acting director of the PPROEM since Jim Reid’s retirement on April 1. Prior to that, he served as PPROEM’s deputy director since April 2022.
“Andrew Notbohm has been a key player in helping streamline efforts in emergency management, and I’m pleased that he will continue this important work as director of the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management,” said Mayor John Suthers. “Andrew has proved he is a capable leader with the skills needed to continue and improve upon the collaborative planning and response efforts for the Pikes Peak region.”
“We are confident in Andrew’s ability to lead our local agencies in a collaborative regional way as we prepare for and respond to local emergencies,” said El Paso County Board Chair Cami Bremer.
Before working for the City, Andrew was deputy director and an emergency management coordinator in Boulder’s Office of Emergency Management. In Boulder, he served in various response capacities during the 2021-2022 Marshal Fire, the 2021 mass shooting at King Soopers, the 2021 Cal-Wood Fire and Burn Scar flooding, and a 2020 cybersecurity incident in Lafayette, Colo.
Notbohm competed for the PPROEM director position through an interview process that included three separate interview panels comprised of City and County representatives. The position reports to the City’s deputy chief of staff, Ryan Trujillo and Deputy County Administrator Sunny Bryant. The director responsible for overseeing all PPROEM operations. Notbohm will also manage the development, planning and execution of the PPROEM comprehensive emergency management training and exercise programs.
In 2019, the City and County announced an Intergovernmental Agreement to operate one joint Office of Emergency Management, called the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management. Since that time, PPROEM has optimized staff resources, established a single point of contact during major incidents, and provided enhanced communication capabilities both during and after emergencies.