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Daniel G. Bowers, Director of Emergency Management

Daniel Bowers OEMDaniel Bowers serves as the Director of Emergency Management for the City of Sacramento.  He is responsible for leading all-hazard preparation, response, and recovery of large-scale incidents that affect the City.

His Vision for the Office of Emergency Management includes incorporating innovative, emerging technology and solutions to deploy better prepared and integrated local government teams to manage emergencies. He emphasizes Access and Functional Needs considerations in all aspects of disaster planning and response to ensure accountability and support to the whole community.

Throughout his career he has trained for and responded to crises at the tactical, operational, and strategic level both here in the United States and abroad. He began his local government emergency management career as the Safety and Emergency Preparedness Officer for the City of Pomona, following nine years active duty service in the United States Marine Corps. He continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves at the rank of Major.


Jeanelle Gottlob 2020

Jeanelle Gottlob serves as a Program Manager within the City of Sacramento's Office of Emergency Management.  She is responsible for managing special projects that pertain to continuity of operations for the City of Sacramento.  She also supports and coordinates all-hazard preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery of large-scale incidents that affect the City of Sacramento. 
Jeanelle joins us with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from McGeorge School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Neuro-Psychology from Texas A&M University.  Her professional background includes working for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services as an In-Home Adult Protective Services Caseworker, the California Department of Social Services within the Protective Supervision Policy Unit as well as providing support to the Adult Programs Appeals Unit, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services within the Disaster Logistics Planning and Coordination Branch, and supported local efforts within non-profit agencies that focus on domestic violence response, child abuse and family reintegration, and cognitive behavioral treatment of delinquent teenagers.  Jeanelle also serves as an Executive Councilmember for the American Society of Public Administrators who’s mission is to advance excellence and transparency within the public sector. 
Jeanelle has responded to multiple declared and non-declared disasters serving as the Logistics Chief and Logistics Branch Support Director.  Her Vision is to strengthen emergency management planning and coordination by utilizing the whole-community approach with the mission of protecting lives, property, and the environment. 



LAUREN b. GROVES, Administrative Technician

Lauren Groves joined the Office of Emergency Management in 2018 with extensive experience in local government administration and leading customer-service-based teams.  Lauren completed her Emergency Operations Center (EOC) training courses through FEMA and CSTI by 2019.  In her EOC capacity, Lauren has worked on coordinating preparedness events and assisting in the response to declared or undeclared emergencies including wildfire smoke, civil unrest, pandemic, storms, and events.  She also completed programs including Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP), Flood Fight Training, and Red Cross Mass Care & Shelter Setup.  She has authored multiple Citywide contracts with local businesses for Language Translation and Interpretation Services during an emergency.  Lauren is a training coordinator for the division, and helped to implement and track the required basic NIMS/ICS courses for all departments to ensure preparation and compliance during sudden disasters.  During the COVID-19 declaration, Lauren served as the EOC Coordinator, Deputy to the Logistics Section Chief, and Timekeeping Unit Lead. 

Ms. Groves previously worked for the Department of General Services and the California Department of Public Health where she received a PHAME award for her commitment to serving above and beyond during a time of need.  She began working for the City of Sacramento in 2016 and was happy to be a part of the Parking Business Services team, building relationships with local businesses and providing customer service, as the Golden 1 Center opened and the City experienced it’s fastest growth.  In addition to her current SacOEM responsibilities, Ms. Groves is a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician, a lifelong student of all-things ‘science’, and serves a member of the Sacramento Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). 


Contact SacOEM:

Monday - Friday , 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Phone: (916) 808-1746


*After 5:00 p.m., contact the 311 Call Center  for 24/7 service.

If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1.  

For sandbag locations and other general inquiries, call 3-1-1.  If outside of Sacramento City limits, dial (916) 264-5011.

For questions regarding disaster preparedness meetings, contact SacOEM during our normal business hours.


(916) 264-5011 if outside City Limits