Christopher Meyd, AEM
Emergency Management Planner, Annapolis Office of Emergency Management
City of Annapolis
Tornado Response in Maryland: A Case Study of the September 1 Annapolis Tornado
Chris Meyd is an accomplished Emergency Management Planner who joined the City of Annapolis Office of Emergency Management in the fall of 2021. With a primary focus on recovery initiatives and planning, Chris played a critical role in addressing the aftermath of significant weather events, including the remnants of tropical storm Ida and the EF-2 tornado that inflicted severe damage to homes and businesses within Annapolis. Chris has also contributed to additional recovery projects, most notably the City of Annapolis Emergency Housing Strategy, formed as part of FEMA’s FY20 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program with the Baltimore Metropolitan Council. Simultaneously, Chris offered valuable support to the 2022 State Disaster Relief Workgroup and played a role in the implementation of the recently enacted State Disaster Recovery Fund (SDRF) legislation. With a specific emphasis on local disaster case management, Chris provided insightful perspectives and expertise to enhance the effectiveness of recovery operations at the local level. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Homeland Security/Communications Studies from the University of Maryland Global Campus and is pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree from American Military University. Chris earned his Associate Emergency Manager (AEM®) designation from the International Association of Emergency Managers in 2022, highlighting his commitment to professional excellence and continued development within the industry. Chris also serves as the Recovery Committee Chairperson for the Baltimore Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), demonstrating strong leadership abilities and a steadfast dedication to fostering collaboration and resilience within the broader emergency management community.