David Maack is the Racine County Emergency Management Coordinator where he is responsible for emergency planning, training, outreach/education, exercises and response. He has written numerous articles on emergency management and has spoken at state, regional and national conferences. David is active in his community, serving on a number of boards, committees and commissions. Over the past twenty one years, he has built an emergency management program that has received national recognition for innovative programs built on community partnerships and collaborations. Many of these partnerships are the direct result of David’s community involvement. Most recently, he has made a concerted effort to work with the faith based community-assisting them in emergency planning and in identifying ways they can assist the community in the aftermath of a disaster.