The 2023 South Carolina Emergency Management Association’s annual awards dinner on Feb. 23 was a busy time for the Georgetown County Emergency Management Division. Not only was the division named Agency of the Year, but Brandon Ellis, Georgetown County’s Director of Emergency Services was sworn in as the Association's President.
Ellis takes over leadership of the Association following the expired term of Past President Kristy Burch from Florence County Emergency Management.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to continue to build upon the foundation set by those before me," Ellis said. "This association is all about its membership and our goal is to continue to grow the emergency management profession in South Carolina."
Ellis plans to continue to grow the Association using its strategic plan developed in 2018 as a baseline for moving the emergency management profession forward.
“We have some really amazing emergency managers in South Carolina, many of whom have proven themselves in recent years as our state has been subject to various emergency and disaster situations, not to mention COVID-19” Ellis said.
During his tenure, Ellis plans to focus on expanding upon the association's core values, while also connecting with leaders from other public safety associations to build stronger partnerships throughout South Carolina. Ellis's term will run through the spring of 2025.