Emergency Managers


The Maryland Association of County Emergency Managers seeks to foster and improve working relations among agencies, organizations, and individuals having a responsibility for emergency management, homeland security, public safety, and emergency communications within county governments and Baltimore City; promote the establishment and development of efficient and effective emergency management practices across the State of Maryland; increase the professional knowledge, skills, and abilities of emergency managers; and enhance information sharing between jurisdictions to support operational coordination and mutual assistance.

Affiliate Membership

Michael Hinson

Affiliate President
Director, Emergency Management
Howard County
2201 Warwick Way
Marriottsville, MD 21104
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James Pyles

Director, Emergency Services Department
Allegany County
11400 PPG Road SE
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: 301.876.9155
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Preeti Emrick, JD

Director of Emergency Management
Anne Arundel County
7480 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Phone: 410.222.0600
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Chief Charles Svehla

Emergency Manager
Baltimore City
Office of Emergency Management
1201 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21239
Phone: 410.396.6188
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David Bycoffe

Director, Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Baltimore County
700 East Joppa Road, 4th Floor
Towson, MD 21286
Phone: 410.887.4809
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Michael Grierson

Division Chief, Emergency Management
Calvert County
175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Phone: 410.535.1600 Ext. 2537
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Mark Sheridan

Director of Emergency Services
Caroline County
9391 Double Hills Road
Denton, MD 21629
Phone: 410.479.2622
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Valerie Hawkins

Manager of Emergency Management
Carroll County
225 North Center Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: 410.386.2592
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Wayne Tome

Director, Emergency Services
Cecil County
107 Chesapeake Boulevard
Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: 410.392.2012
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Michelle Lilly

Chief, Emergency Management Division
Charles County
10425 Audie Lane
La Plata, MD 20646
Phone: 301.609.3429
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Dozia Rahilly

Director, Emergency Services
Dorchester County
829 Fieldcrest Road
Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: 410.228.2726
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Jack Markey

Director, Division of Emergency Management
Frederick County
5370 Public Safety Place
Frederick, MD 21704
Phone: 301.600.6790
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John Frank III

Director, Public Safety & Emergency Management
Garrett County
311 East Alder Street
Oakland, MD 21550
Phone: 301.334.7619
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Edward Hopkins

Director, Department of Emergency Services
Harford County
2220 Ady Road
Forest Hill, MD 21050
Phone: 410.638.3574
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Richard Ayers

Deputy Manager/Emergency Manager
Harford County
2220 Ady Road
Forest Hill, MD 21050
Phone: 410.638.3407
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Wayne Darrell

Director, Emergency Services
Kent County
104 Vickers Drive, Unit D
Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: 410.778.7458
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Earl Stoddard, PhD, MPH

Director, Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security
Montgomery County
100 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 240.777.2469
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Ronald Gill, Jr.

Director, Emergency Management
Prince George’s County
7815 Anchor Street
Landover, MD 20785
Phone: 301.324.4336
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Scott Haas

Director, Department of Emergency Services
Queen Anne’s County
100 Communications Drive
Centreville, MD 21617
Phone: 410.758.4500
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Yvette Cross

Director, Emergency Services
Somerset County
11916 Somerset Avenue
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Phone: 410.651.0707
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Stephen (Steve) Walker

Director, Department of Emergency Services
St. Mary’s County
23090 Leonard Hill Drive
POB 653
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: 301.475.2200 x72121
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Brian LeCates

Division Chief, Emergency Services
Talbot County
605 Port Street
Easton, MD 21601
Phone: 410.770.8160
Fax: 410.770.8163
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David Hays 

Director, Emergency Services
Washington County
16232 Elliott Parkway
Williamsport, MD 21795
Phone: 240.313.4363
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Lorenzo Cropper, MDEMP

Acting Director, Department of Emergency Services
Wicomico County
411 Naylor Mill Road
Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: 410.548.4809
Fax: 410.749.9166
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Billy Birch

Director, Emergency Services
Worcester County
One West Market Street
Room 1002
Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone: 410.632.1315
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