Past President

Gregory Williams


Gregory became President of the Michigan Emergency Management Association on January 1, 2022, and Immediate Past President in January 2024. Prior to that he served as the Association’s Executive Director. He has nearly 30 years experience in public safety including positions in law enforcement, fire, EMS, Hazardous Materials, 911 communications and Emergency Management.

Greg’s interest in the Emergency Management profession started in 1991 when his County assigned him to its EOC. Shortly after the events of September 11, 2001, he receivedĀ a full time assignment in Emergency Management and has been a local Emergency Manager ever since. He’s worked in local Emergency Management in the second and seventh district of Michigan, as well as the Capital Region of Austin Texas. Over the years, he’s responded to numerous emergencies and disasters, including responding to Hurricane Harvey (2017) as part of the Texas IMT, filling the role of Planning Section Chief. He’s represented local Emergency Management on several State level boards and committees over the years, and currently serves on the State of Michigan’s PEM Board.
Greg has a degree in Health and Public Service, is proudly born and raised in the City of Detroit from a family of multi-generation first responders and currently splits his time between the second (2S) and seventh district.
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