Seismic Safety Commission

PO Box 116
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0116

Phone: (573)-526-9100
Fax: (573)-634-7966


Director: Paul D. Parmenter

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 44.227

Department: Public Safety

Mission: The Seismic Safety Commission shall review the "State of State" in earthquake preparedness and make recommendations for the government, private sector and citizens to better mitigate the effects of a major seismic event within the state or an event that will affect the state.

Function: The Missouri Seismic Safety Commission initiates, with the assistance and participation of other state, federal and local government agencies, a comprehensive program to prepare the state for responding to a major earthquake. The program shall be implemented in order to result in specific tools or products to be used by governments in responding to an earthquake, such as educational materials for citizens. This program may be implemented on a prototypical basis in one area of the state affected by earthquake predictions, provided that it is useful for application in other areas of the state upon its completion.

SubCommittees: Awareness and Education Mitigation Response and Recovery Geoscience Executive Committee Building Codes Land Use and Planning

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 2 meetings; 2 committee meetings

Location of meetings: varying locations

Duration of meetings: 4-6 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 2 hours

Total time commitment: 6 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 17

Appointed members: 15

Term length: 4 years

Compensation: Members receive a per diem not to exceed $50 for each day devoted to the affairs of the board and reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: No more than two from any one of the following professional areas: architecture, planning, fire protection, public utilities, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, soils engineering, geology, seismology, local government, insurance, business, the American Red Cross, public education, and emergency management.

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes


Ms. Jamie Koehler
American Red Cross Rep.
Cape Giradeau
Term begins: Aug 27, 2012
Term expires: Jul 1, 2014

Mr. Art Bond
Archit. Eng. Rep.
St. Louis
Term begins: Mar 7, 2008
Term expires: Jul 1, 2010

Mr. Phillip Gould
Electrical Eng. Rep.
Richmond Heights
Term begins: Apr 10, 2009
Term expires: Jul 1, 2012

Vacant Slot
Emergency Mgmt. Rep.

Mr. John Mallott
Fire Protection Rep.
Term begins: Nov 2, 2018
Term expires: Jul 1, 2020

Vacant Slot
Geology Rep.

Mr. Joe Green
Insurance Rep.
Term begins: Jun 1, 2009
Term expires: Jul 1, 2012

Mr. Joel Evans
Local Government Rep.
Term begins: Nov 21, 2018
Term expires: Jul 1, 2020

Representative Holly Rehder
Member of the House of Representatives

Senator Doug Libla
Member of the Senate
Term begins: Jan 15, 2019

Gregory L. Hempen
Planning Rep.
St. Louis
Term begins: Apr 23, 2007
Term expires: Jul 1, 2010

Mr. Daryl R. Sorrell Vice-Chair
Public Utilities Rep
Poplar Bluff
Term begins: Nov 21, 2018
Term expires: Jul 1, 2022

Vacant Slot
Public Utilities Rep.

Dr. Eric Sandvol
Seismology Rep.
Term begins: Nov 2, 2018
Term expires: Jul 1, 2020

Mr. Raymond E. Bailey
Soils Eng. Rep.
St. Charles
Term begins: Nov 21, 2018
Term expires: Jul 1, 2020

Dr. Brent L Rosenblad Chair
Soils Eng. Rep. 2
Term begins: Nov 2, 2018
Term expires: Jul 1, 2022

Mr. James D. Palmer
Structural Eng. Rep.
Kansas City
Term begins: Oct 9, 2007
Term expires: Jul 1, 2010