The Emergency Government Committee was formed by agreement between the Town and Village of Cottage Grove in order to ensure that the community will be prepared to address emergencies resulting from man-made or natural disasters. The committee is composed of one Board Member and one citizen from each municipality, as well as members from the schools and major businesses in the community. Town representatives are listed below. Ex Officio members include the Town Chair, Village President, Fire Chief, and EMS Chief.
In October of 2019, the Village notified the Town that they are pursuing an autonomous Emergency Government. Joint meetings have been suspended and the Town is working on its own emergency plan.