Director, Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management (MOEM)
David McMillan is Director of the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management. Prior to that, Mr. McMillan served as its Deputy Director. In these roles, he has been responsible for City-wide emergency preparedness and homeland security funding and coordination. During his seven years with the City, Mr. McMillan has helped the City effectively execute its emergency operations plan during a number of notable incidents and specials events, including Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, Hurricane Sandy, the 2011 Derecho Storm system, the 2015 Baltimore Civil Unrest, Winter Storm Jonas, both Baltimore Grand Prix, and both the Star Spangled Sailabration and Spectacular. Mr. McMillan served as the City of Baltimore’s Assistant Deputy Mayor of Emergency Management and Public Safety from September 2012 to March 2015. In that position, Mr. McMillan assisted with the coordination of the City’s public safety, emergency management, and related operational agencies. During this time at City Hall, Mr. McMillan helped oversee a very safe, secure, and prepared period for the City of Baltimore, assisting in the development of a violent crime reduction strategy that culminated in the year 2014 having one of the lowest levels of crime in the City’s history.
Mr. McMillan began his career in Emergency Management in April of 2011 as an Emergency Planner. Prior to this, Mr. McMillan taught courses in Political Science at Towson University, after earning his BA from The Johns Hopkins University and his MA from Brown University, both in Political Science. Mr. McMillan is a current member and previous Vice-Chair of Metro Crime Stoppers of MD and has served on a wide variety of boards and committees during his time in public service. Mr. McMillan is committed to making the City safe, prepared, and equipped for all special events, hazards, and emergencies it may face. Mr. McMillan lives in Baltimore City with his wife and two sons, and is a member of the Hanlon Improvement Association.