2022 Board of Officer Candidates

The 2022 Board of Officer’s elections will be at the Fall Conference November 8th-10th, 2021. 

Candidates up for election will be 2nd Vice President and Treasurer.


2nd Vice President Candidates:

Krista Amaro- Kiowa County

Growing up in Southwest Kansas has driven my passion to serve the citizens of rural areas, particularly in emergency and legal situations.
Born in Kinsley and raised in Ford, KS, provided me the opportunity to experience life where your closest neighbor and emergency services might be miles away.
After graduating in 2002 from Bucklin High School, I decided to enter the workforce for a few years in order to pin-point the career path I wanted to take. In 2006, I found my calling at Ford County Communications as an Emergency Dispatcher for the county I was raised in. I continued my career path over the years in Ford County, Hodgeman County, and finally Kiowa County.
After dispatching for 13 years, I accepted the position as the Office Manager for Kiowa County, where I continue to grow my passion inworking with those residing in rural Kansas.
Email: krista.amaro@kiowacountyks.org
Telephone: (620) 723-2182
Address: 200 E. Wisconsin, Greensburg, Kansas, 67054
Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office
| September 2019 – present
– Oversees emergency dispatch along with continuing to dispatch emergencies
– Billing and ordering supplies for the entire department
-Completing tax warrants within the county
-Deliver legal paperwork and communicate with the local courthouse
-Assist in the registered offender system and NCIC
Kiowa County Sheriff’s Department, Hodgeman County Sheriff’s Department, and FordCounty Communications
| February 2006 – September 2019
-Take emergency calls and everyday calls for service
-Page out fire and ems calls
-Prepare accident reports
-Communicate with citizens within the entire county along with the men andwomen in law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency medical services
Certified Training Officer
April 2010 – current
Emergency Dispatch for Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS
February 2008- current
Hostage Negotiations Certified
April 2009- current

Treasurer Candidate

Brandy Grassl- Labette County

Brandy started her Communications Career at the Labette County Sheriff’s Office in 2000. She worked as a 911 Dispatchers, Recorders Clerk, Reserve Deputy and TAC. In October 2004 she took over as 911 Director for the Labette County Emergency Communications Center. She has severed as its Director ever since. Brandy also started her Emergency Management career in 2012 serving as the Emergency Manager and Coordinator. She earned her Kansas Certified Emergency Manager during that time.  Brandy has been an APCO member since 2007 and currently serves as the APCO representative on the KCJIS Committee and the KLETC Strategic Planning Committee for 911 Telecommunications Training. Brandy also serves as the APCO Treasurer, filling an unexpired term. During her free time she loves spending time with Keith, the boys, and her family. Brandy is also involved in her home town where she servers on the City Council.


Please fill out the form and return to Past President Ellen Wernicke at ewernicke@jocogov.org If you have any questions please call 785-738-7822 and speak with Becky.