Board of Directors

The MEMA-elected officers are the President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Third Vice-President, Legislative Liaison, Secretary, and Treasurer. A Vice-Treasurer and Vice-Secretary are appointed by the President. The Board of Directors consists of the elected officers and an elected representative from each emergency management district in Michigan. The Board is responsible for the administrative and management responsibilities of the Association. Standing and Ad hoc committees guide policy making.
President: Gregg Bird

Scott CorbinGregg Bird is the Emergency Management Coordinator for Grand Traverse County.

Gregg has been involved in Public Safety since 1990. He has 26 years’ experience in the fire service and 23 years in 9-1-1 Dispatch and organizational management. His Emergency Management career officially began in 2005 while deployed from Maryland to the Mississippi State Emergency Operations Center in response to Hurricane Katrina.

Prior to being selected as Grand Traverse County’s Emergency Management Coordinator in 2013, he was the Deputy Director of Emergency Services for Kent County, Maryland Office of Emergency Services. His duties included the daily management and operation of the county’s multi-discipline 9-1-1 center, and the Advanced Life Support EMS program, as well as the Operations Chief for the Emergency Operations Center. Gregg is one of a handful of National Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) Advance Team personnel who have been assigned to the National Response Coordination Center during disasters and has also been deployed to numerous national incidents of significance, including Hurricane Katrina, The Mississippi and Red River Floods of 2006, Hurricanes Gustav & Ike, and the US assistance to the State Department as a result of the Haiti earthquake.

Gregg is a certified Professional Emergency Manager, a member of Cohort VI of the National Emergency Management Professional Porgram Executive Leadership Academy.  He is also a graduate of the National Emergency Management Institute Advanced Leadership Academy.   Gregg is also an Emergency Management Instructor for the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) at Louisiana State University.

Gregg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Management from the University of Maryland and resides in Traverse City with his wife, Stacey and two stepsons, Shane and Cameron.


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1st Vice President: Jim Zoss
2nd Vice President: Heather Miller
3rd Vice President: Frank Post
Treasurer: Jerry McCoy
Secretary: Erin Yingst
Legislative Liaison: Scott Corbin
1st District Liason: Therese Cremonte
2S District Liason: Mark Hammond
2N District Liasion: Thomas Hardesty
3rd District Liason: Ryan Manz
5th District Liason: Jim Yarger
6th District Liaison: Nicholas Bonsell
7th District Liason: Vance Bates
8th District Liason: Teresa Schwalbach
Executive Director: Greg Williams

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