What We Do
The Office of Emergency Management plays a critical role in keeping the citizens of Laurel safe. The office plans and prepares for emergencies, educates the public about preparedness, coordinates emergency response and recovery efforts and disseminates information during emergencies and disasters. As a part of its complex activities, the office helps the community by assisting in the coordination of emergency management efforts and providing support to various City Departments.
Each City Department’s response during an emergency is monitored to ensure compliance with policies and statutory responsibilities established by the Mayor and City Council. At the direction of the Mayor or City Administrator, the Emergency Manager is responsible for activating the City’s Emergency Operations Center and coordinating Departmental activities during an emergency within the City of Laurel or surrounding jurisdictions.
Who We Are
Christina L Cornwell, Emergency Manager
Christina Cornwell is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) with over 15 years of experience in local and state Emergency Management agencies. Her involvement over the years in Emergency Management includes planning, grant management, outreach, training, and exercise design/evaluation.
In 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2017, she received the Emergency Management Person of the Year Award from the Northern Anne Arundel County Chambers of Commerce’s Annual Community Safety Award.
She is currently the Emergency Manager for the City of Laurel, Maryland Office of Emergency Management. In this role, Christina coordinates all aspects of Emergency Management: prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.