State Coordinator

Michael M. Cline
State Coordinator
Virginia Department of Emergency ManagementMr. Michael Cline

Joined the Virginia Department of Emergency Management in 1972.
Appointed State Coordinator of Emergency Management in June 1998.

Positions and Accomplishments

  • Previous positions in VDEM, beginning in 1972 include:
  • Public Assistance Officer – Hurricane Agnes and October Floods
  • Projects Officer
  • State Training Officer
  • Operations Officer
  • Operations Director
  • Assistant Coordinator for Operations
  • Deputy State Coordinator

Member of Virginia Emergency Response Team (VERT) on 41 presidentially declared disasters.

State Coordinating Officer for Hurricanes Bonnie, Dennis, Floyd, Isabel, and Katrina; Tropical Storms Gaston, Jeanne, and Ernesto; the ’01, ’02, ’03, and ’04 Southwest Virginia Floods; the Pentagon terrorist attack; the ’00, ’03, ’09, and ‘10 winter storms; the ’04 Central Virginia floods; the ’06 Spring and Summer floods and the ’09 Nor’easter.

Deputy State Coordinating Officer for the ’84, ’85, ’89, ’92, ’95, and ’96 floods; the Petersburg Tornado; the ’93, ’94, and ’96 winter storms and Hurricane Fran.

Acting Director, Virginia Department of Fire Programs, March to October 1997.

Member, Virginia Domestic Preparedness (Terrorism) Work Group, 1998 – 2001.

Chairman, Virginia Emergency Response Council, Current

Chairman, Virginia Wireless E-911 Board, Current

Member, National Public Safety Spectrum Trust Board, Current

Member, Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Response Interoperability Center Public Safety Advisory Committee, February 1, 2011 – August 6, 2012