Russ Strickland, MD Emergency Management Agency Director
The Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Russ Strickland, joined me for a chat. Our conversation ranged from lessons learned in the Navy to his 25+ years in fire and rescue leadership. He has been at the helm through hurricanes, cyber-attacks, COVID, and so much more. Over the past few years, he’s been my steadfast and thoughtful partner on issues relating to 9-1-1. This past year, Russ & I have collaborated on creating a statewide 3-1-1 system. This episode of “Kibbitzing with Kagan” was recorded on August 13, 2021.
Sen. Kagan (D–17) returned to elected office in 2015, where her energy, dedication, and experience in all sectors– public, private, and nonprofit– have made her an effective advocate for the residents of Gaithersburg and Rockville.