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: Therese Cremonte

Therese CremonteTherese Cremonte is the Livingston County Emergency Manager. She was hired by Livingston County in 2016 upon her retirement from the Michigan State Police (MSP).   While with the MSP, Therese work five of her twenty-seven years with the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (EMHSD) in the Training & Exercise Unit, Grants Unit, and as the Coordinator for Region One.

While with MSP EMHSD, Therese assisted the Seventh District with damage assessment after the March 2012 snow storm, and assisted the Third District in the spring of 2012 with federal damage assessment after severe flooding in Genesee County.  In 2013, she assisted in the Sixth District with federal damage assessment after a flooding disaster declaration that encompassed sixteen Michigan counties. 

In her current tenure as the Livingston County Emergency Manager, Therese has utilized her emergency management skills to assist with a 53 car / 3 fatality accident that closed I-96 for more than 12 hours in December of 2016.  She has also worked with the Red Cross during a weeklong power outage in March of 2017 to get citizens with access and functional needs overnight sheltering and utilized other partnerships to set up warming centers throughout the county. Therese also set up Livingston County’s first ever public alerting system to include IPAWS capability.

Therese is the Region One Homeland Security Board Chairperson.  She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Ferris State University, is a graduate of the Michigan State Police 105th Trooper Recruit School – 1989, has been a P.E.M. since 2013, is a graduate of the Michigan State University, School of Staff and Command – 10th Class, and was voted class Secretary of the 10th Class.

Therese is married, has four children, and one grandchild.  She enjoys spending time with her family, trying new recipes, and spending time outside enjoying all of Michigan’s seasons.


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