Weivoda named county’s chief of emergency services

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Kristin Weivoda has been named chief of emergency services for Yolo County.

Weivoda, who began working for the county in 2013, will lead the Office of Emergency Services, Yolo County Administrator Gerardo Pinedo announced Thursday.

“On behalf of the entire Board of Supervisors, I am delighted to congratulate Kristin on her appointment by the county administrative officer, Gerardo Pinedo,” said Yolo County Supervisor Angel Barajas, who chairs the Board of Supervisors.

“Kristin’s leadership proved critical for Yolo County during the COVID-19 pandemic, and she’s committed to leading our Office of Emergency Services.”

Weivoda has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia Southern University. She is a California Office of Emergency Services Level III credentialed branch chief and a FEMA certified ICS Instructor.

She was a recipient of the 2020 CSAC Circle of Service Award, the California Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Administrator of the Year in 2020, and a 2021 Yolo County SPIRIT Award winner in the category of service.

“I’m a passionate public servant and a collaborative leader who strives to empower communities to have greater resiliency. I believe in a holistic approach to emergency management by bringing all stakeholders together to tackle obstacles,” said Weivoda. “I look forward to serving the residents of Yolo County, our cities, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, and our local jurisdictions in my new role as chief of emergency services.”

Weivoda worked as a firefighter paramedic and flight paramedic before joining Yolo County in 2013 as the county’s EMS and emergency preparedness administrator. She accepted a regional director position with American Medical Response in January 2022.

“I am very excited to have Ms. Weivoda lead the county’s Office of Emergency Services. Ms. Weivoda is highly skilled in emergency operations, and she has a strong track record of collaborating with our community partners. I am confident that Ms. Weivoda will strengthen the county’s partnerships with all cities, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, CalOES, and our federal agencies,” said Pinedo.

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