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Branch Directors

The Division is comprised of three offices: Preparedness, CIAC and Emergency Management.  Each office is lead by a director.

Emergency Management Director Marilyn Gally


Photo Marily GallyMarilyn Gally was appointed as the new director for the Colorado Office of Emergency Management on July 19, 2016. Gally began her career with the State of Colorado more than 19 years ago with the Colorado Department of Transportation. She transferred in August 1999 to the Colorado Office of Emergency Management.

She has served as the State Hazard Mitigation Officer, State Public Assistance Officer, State Individual Assistance Officer, Chief of Mitigation and Recovery, Duty Officer, backup Public Information Officer and most recently as the Acting Emergency Management Director.

Gally was born and raised in upstate New York. After college she migrated to Florida, where she worked various jobs, got married and went to graduate school. Deciding Tallahassee was too hot and humid to settle down permanently, Marilyn and David packed a truck and headed for the beautiful State of Colorado, where they could ski to their hearts’ content. Soon after arriving in 1997, Marilyn started her career in state government.

Gally holds three degrees: a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Science from the State University of New York and Masters degrees in Public Administration (MPA) and Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) from Florida State University.

Fun fact: One of Marilyn’s most interesting jobs was as programs manager for the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was there she learned to handle reptiles (snakes, iguanas, and alligators), arthropods (mostly tarantulas), and birds of prey.   


CIAC Director Captain J.P. Burt

PHoto of CIAC Director JP BurtCaptain J.P. Burt is the Commander of the Colorado State Patrol Homeland Security Section. He serves the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management as the Director of the Colorado Information Analysis Center. Captain Burt also oversees the Colorado State Patrol Intelligence Unit and the Auto Theft Intelligence Coordination Center.

Captain Burt is an eleven year veteran of the Colorado State Patrol and has previously served roles as a Field Training Officer, a Corporal, a field Sergeant, a specialty section Sergeant, and section Commander within the Criminal Investigations Branch of the Colorado State Patrol.






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