Mayor announces new Emergency Management Commish after Criswell


John Scrivani, a fatality management expert from Staten Island, is set to replace former head of Emergency Management Deanne Criswell as commissioner announced Mayor Bill de Blasio in his morning briefing on Wednesday, March 17.

De Blasio commended Criswell’s time spent working and handling the city’s numerous disasters. Criswell will be moving on up to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and was nominated for the position by President Joe Biden.