Greg Smith

Executive Committee Member


Greg Smith has been a Planner with Hamilton County Emergency Services since March of 2008. He is primarily responsible for maintaining and updating the County’s Basic Emergency Operations Plan, an all-hazards plan that defines the roles and responsibilities of all lead and support agencies involved in responding to any significant emergency or disaster event that affects Hamilton County. He also served as the Continuity of Operations Coordinator for Emergency Management in the development of the County’s COOP Plan.

Greg moved back to his Chattanooga hometown from Pensacola, FL where he was the Director of Emergency Planning for the United Way of Escambia County. In his position with United Way, Greg was responsible for creating and maintaining the organizations’ Emergency Operations Plan and the Continuity of Operations Plan. Greg also represented the United Way to the governmental emergency management community and served as liaison at the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center during times of activation. Greg served as lead representative for Emergency Support Function 15, Donations, subsequent to Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Following Hurricane Ivan, Greg was one of the founding members of the Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (B.R.A.C.E.) a Pensacola based non-profit devoted to the mission of making Escambia County, FL the most disaster resistant community in America. B.R.A.C.E. has been recognized by Craig Fugate, the past Administrator of FEMA as a “best practice” organization.

Greg has completed the Federal Emergency Management Agency Professional Development Series and holds numerous additional FEMA certifications.

Greg is also the former President of the Southeast Tennessee InfraGard, the local chapter of a national partnership between the FBI, local governments and the private sector. InfraGard is committed to the protection of the nation’s critical infrastructure and key resources.