Board of Directors

Shawna Davenport


Shawna Davenport is the Watch Center Manager for the ND Watch Center within the ND Department of Emergency Services Division of Homeland Security and moved with her daughters to Bismarck, ND. Prior to transitioning to this role Shawna was the Director of Emergency Services and IT Coordinator for Stark County. She began working for the county as the Assistant 911 Coordinator in July of 2019 and was appointed to the Director position taking on both the Emergency Manager and 911 Coordinator role in December of 2020.

Prior to joining the field of emergency management, she worked as a fiscal assistant for Community Action for four years. Her previous employment and area of expertise is in finance. She holds a degree from Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Business and will graduate in February of 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security from Columbia Southern University. She is a member of the North Dakota Emergency Management as well as an active member of the North Dakota Public Information Officer Association since its formation. She serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the NDEMA.

She is an organized individual that keeps groups on task and enjoys assisting the associations with her detail-oriented, effective multi-tasking! She appreciates the NDPIO Association for providing great resources as well as a network of individuals she can rely on if faced with a situation within her county.