Deer Grove EMS Commission

The Deer-Grove Emergency Medical Services Commission (EMS) advises the Village Board on matters concerning the Deer-Grove EMS Department. 

  • The EMS Commission has been created to manage and supervise the District. 
  • The EMS Commission shall be bound by an agreement between the Villages of Cottage Grove and Deerfield and the Towns of Cottage Grove and Deerfield executed in July of 2002, which may be amended as provided for within the agreement. 
  • The Village representatives shall regularly advise and consult the Village Board and receive input and direction from the Village Board on Commission matters affecting the Village.


The EMS Commission consists of five members. One elected official from each participating municipality, with the last member being the Service Medical Director. The Chair rotates between communities. The Village trustee is appointed by the Village President and is subject to confirmation by the Village Board. The member shall serve for a two-year term commencing on May 1 or until his/her successor is appointed and confirmed by the Village Board.

  • Sarah Valencia, Board Member (Chair)
  • Brittany Ballweg, Board Member
  • Eric Lang, EMS Chief
  • Kristi Williams, Town of Cottage Grove Representative
  • Kris Hampton, Town of Cottage Grove Representative (Secretary)
  • Greg Frutiger-Chair, Town of Deerfield Representative
  • Gary Wieczorek, Town of Deerfield Representative


The committee meets on the 3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and the Deer-Grove EMS Building.