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Benjamin came to Emergency Services as an Emergency Planning Assistant in September of 2008, having previously spent 13 years in sales and business management. In 2010, Benjamin was promoted to Emergency Planning Coordinator, serving as project manager for the Homeland Security Grant Program and assisting with the development of Southeast Michigan Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) programs and strategic initiatives, in addition to communications oversight of the Emergency Operations Center. In February of 2022, Benjamin was appointed as the Emergency Operations Manager which encompasses Emergency Management, Homeland Security, and Hazardous Materials.
Benjamin is responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive emergency program which includes conducting emergency preparedness activities, coordinating the response to all emergencies or disasters, directing recovery efforts following an emergency, and mitigating the potential effects of future hazards. He serves as Washtenaw County’s representation on the UASI Board and maintains National Incident Management System compliance requirements.
Awards & Recognition
Benjamin is a certified Professional Emergency Manager in Michigan and is cross trained in both Hazardous Materials Operations and emergency communications. He has received multiple awards for Professional Administrative Excellence, a Sheriff's Special Citation, Sheriff’s Unit Citation for his leadership in the construction and development of the County's Mobile Command Unit, and was selected as the Emergency Services Division's Employee of the Year in 2015.