Deanne Criswell is the first woman nominated to lead FEMA, which is primarily responsible for responding to natural disasters.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine: Bronx Residents Can Begin Scheduling Appointments For Johnson & Johnson Shots
As the head of the city’s office of emergency management, Criswell has helped direct the city’s pandemic response.
I am incredibly honored to be nominated to be the next FEMA administrator. I look forward to serving all Americans in this role. It has been an amazing experience to lead the team at @nycemergencymgt through these unprecedented times. https://t.co/Me3CwTXEsnREAD MORE: COVID 1 Year: 'Long Haulers' Still On Long Road To Recovery, 'A Complete Lifestyle Change'
— Commissioner Deanne Criswell (@NYCEMCommish) January 15, 2021
She also managed its response to tropical storms, snowstorms and power outages.MORE NEWS: Wife Of Top Cuomo Aide Shows Support On Social Media For Governor's Latest Sexual Harassment Accuser
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