Billy Owens joined the City of North Richland Hills as Emergency Management Coordinator in August 2013. Prior to that, he was an Emergency Management professional for the City of Irving. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Emergency Administration and completed his Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.
While with the City of Irving Emergency Management Division, he worked in the Emergency Operations Center, developed and coordinated community education programs such as CERT, coordinated disaster and emergency response exercises, and was assigned to Emergency Operations Planning for Super Bowl XLV.
Mr. Owens is the point of contact for emergency and disaster planning, disaster exercises, West Nile reporting and tracking, the emergency notification system and a host of other community preparedness responsibilities.