State Police Names Livingston County Resident as 2018 Michigan Professional Emergency Manager of the Year

Contact: Dale George, MSP/EMHSD, 517-284-3962

May 28, 2019

Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division Commander, Capt. Emmitt McGowan is pleased to announce that Therese Cremonte, of Livingston County, is the 2018 Michigan Professional Emergency Manager of the Year. Cremonte received the award at a special ceremony in Grand Rapids on May 6.

The Professional Emergency Manager of the Year Award recognizes an emergency management professional who displays outstanding professional ethics, leadership and innovation, and provides outstanding contributions to the field of emergency management in the state of Michigan.

“Ms. Cremonte’s proactive approach and commitment to emergency management and to preparing her community for disasters are just a couple of the reasons she deserves this recognition,” Capt. McGowan said. “It is her dedication to her profession and her community that help keep our residents safe.”    

As Livingston County’s emergency manager, Cremonte has played a significant role in providing guidance to local and private school systems in applying for grant funding for various safety projects. She also proved instrumental in a three-year renovation project of the Livingston County Emergency Operations Center.  

Cremonte became Livingston County’s emergency manager in February 2016. A retired Michigan State Police lieutenant, Cremonte holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ferris State University and is a graduate of the Michigan State University School of Staff and Command program.