Mary Jo Flynn

Emergency Operations Coordinator, Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services

Mary Jo Flynn is the Emergency Operations Coordinator for Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services where she is responsible for: training, exercises, planning coordination, technology, and social media. She has worked in Emergency Management and related roles since 2005 in addition to roles in: Legislative & External Affairs; Recreation and Volunteer Management; and Film and Television Development.

Ms. Flynn has an MS from CSU Long Beach in Recreation Administration, and a BA from CSU Fullerton in English Literature. She currently holds a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) credential through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and served as the Chair of the Emerging Technology Caucus from 2013-2015. Additionally, she served as the Chair on the Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate from2014-2016 on the Social Media Working Group (SMWG) and is a consultant/instructor with the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center(NDPTC) specializing in social media education for emergency managers.

Her background includes a variety of leadership level experiences: coordinating planning documents; regional exercises; customized training; and since 2009, supervising a department social media program. Disaster response experience includes: major flooding, Presidential visits; civil unrest; urban interface wildfires and much more.

Breakout Session

Set Up a Virtual Operations Support Team (VOST) to Help in Crises

This past year saw a number of intense storms and hurricanes, wildfires, active shooters and more. VOST teams can help and support you in distributing your message and in engaging in social listening. This session will focus on VOST best practices, tips and trends in developing and training teams. Following this session, we will engage […]

Training & Governance