Ted Costin

Director of Regional Support West Division

Ted Costin joined VDEM in 2005 and currently serves as the director of Regional Support, West Division.

Positions and Accomplishments

  • Director of VDEM’s Preparedness, Training and Exercises Division.
  • Assistant county administrator, Greensville County, Va.
  • Planning director, Greensville County, Va.
  • Town manager, Elkton, Va.
  • Planning director, Mathews, Va.
  • Planning technician, Chesterfield County, Va.
  • Zoning inspector, Chesterfield County, Va.


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science and English from the University of Richmond.
  • Master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • Virginia Executive Institute, 2007.
  • Senior Executive Institute, 2004.

Personal Info

Ted is married and they have two children. He enjoys reading and following Packers football.