Bret Waters

Bret Waters

Bret Waters has served as the Office of Emergency Management Division Manager for the City of Colorado Springs since June 2005.  While in Colorado Springs, Bret has coordinated several emergency efforts and events including assisting in recovery efforts for Hurricane Katrina evacuees, coordination of the Emergency Operations Center during the 2006 blizzards, and managing city planning for the 2011 U.S. Women's Open.  He oversees the Office of Emergency Management, including budgeting, long-term forecasting, strategic planning, and ongoing emergency management programs.  Bret managed the City of Colorado Springs Emergency Operations Center during the Waldo Canyon Fire and had a significant management role during the event.  Bret also oversees Homeland Security efforts for Colorado Springs and is the Chair of the South Central All Hazards Region.  


Prior to being employed in Colorado Springs, Bret was the Emergency Manager in Tulare County, California where he directed Emergency Management and Homeland Security efforts as well as bioterrorism planning.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University and a Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership from Fresno Pacific University.  Bret is an adjunct instructor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers.  In September 2013, Bret received the promotion to Director of Emergency Management for the City of Colorado Springs. 

Address & Contact Information
375 Printers Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Phone: (719) 385-5957
FAX: (719) 385-7385

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