911 Communications: 911 Communications

911 Commuications is a division of the Mahaska County Emergency Management Agency

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911 Administrator
Jamey A. Robinson
214 High Avenue East
Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
Phone: (641) 672-1209

911 Director
Cheryl Eklofe
214 High Ave East
Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
Phone: (641) 673-0347
Fax: (641) 673-0347

Hours: Available 24/7



Purpose statement:

To provide a recommendation on a sustainable interoperable communications infrastructure to support a multi-jurisdictional response to all-hazard related incidents and day to day operations.  Information and recommendations will be provided to both the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors (BOS) and the Mahaska County Emergency Management Commission (MCEMC).  The end goal is to develop, and implement, an interoperable, countywide communication system that will serve the emergency responders, county users, and citizens of Mahaska County. 


This committee holds no administrative or financial authority.  The focus is review, recommend, and oversee implementation, if so directed by the BOS or MCEMC.


Members are made up of both elected officials and/or users of the current system.  At any time, the BOS or the MCEMC can appoint or change the structure of the membership.

Current members include:

  • Jamey Robinson- Chair Mahaska County EMA/911
  • Josh Stevens- Vice Chair Mahaska County EMA/911
  • Mark Gronendyk-Mahaska County BOS
  • Russ Van Renterghem-Mahaksa County Sheriff
  • Jake McGee-Oskaloosa Police Department
  • Mark Neff-Oskaloosa fire Department
  • Sam Maas-Mahaska County Ambulance
  • Dave Shanahan-Mahaska County Engineer

Meetings of the Communications Committee will be conducted following Roberts Rule of Order.  Meetings date, time, and location will be shared with local media and open to the public.  The committee will appoint a chair and vice chair, Mahaska County EMA will take and share minutes from the meetings which will be posted on the county and EMA website.  This committee is dedicated to providing transparency to all stakeholders and the citizens of Mahaska County.  

Meeting information can be found HERE