Steven Still, a fourth generation Wilmingtonian, is the director of New Hanover County Emergency Management. In this position, Steven is responsible for the overall management and administration of county-wide Emergency Operations.
Steven began in the Emergency Management Department in 2012 as the deputy director and became director in 2017. Prior to Emergency Management, Steven worked in New Hanover County’s Planning Department since 2006.
Steven has overseen numerous mitigation and construction projects, has extensive experience as an incident commander in emergencies and planned events, and has persevered numerous disaster declarations. Currently, Steven sits on the North Carolina Domestic Preparedness Region Board, The North Carolina State Interoperability Executive Committee, North Carolina Emergency Management Performance Grant Committee, North Carolina Incident Management Team, New Hanover County Community Child Protection Team, New Hanover County Child Fatality Review Board, New Hanover County Safer Schools Task Force, the New Hanover/Brunswick County Radiological Emergency Preparedness Task Force, The UNCW Masters of Public Administration Advisory Board and numerous others.
Steven holds a bachelor’s degree and Masters of Public Administration from UNCW. He enjoys traveling, surfing, hunting, wood working and spending time with his wife and children.
Although “new” to the New Hanover area, Anna is not new to Emergency Management. Anna is responsible for supporting the EM team and is the primary point of contact for training and exercise resources and for overall plan management for the County. She also supports the EM teams in the City of Wilmington and the beach towns of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach.
Anna began her career in Emergency Management with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management in 2005 and moved to the local government level in 2007 where she served as the Emergency Manager for Henrico County, VA until joining the New Hanover team in 2019. Prior to these opportunities, she served as the Communications Center Director for University of Richmond Police Department and as a System Status Manager for the Richmond Ambulance Authority in Richmond, VA. She has been involved in Emergency Medical Services since 1988 and is a paramedic.
Anna is involved in several regional and state committees including as the chair for the Area 5 NCEM Training and Exercise Committee, a member of the statewide Animals in Disasters Work Group, and on the NCEMA Program Committee. At the local level, she coordinates the New Hanover County Disaster Feeding Task Force and the New Hanover County Animals in Disaster Work Group.
Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Services Management and a Masters of Disaster Sciences degree from the University of Richmond. She is a Doctorate of Public Administration Candidate at Walden University and is pursuing a 2nd bachelors degree in Cultural Anthropology through Colorado State University. She completed the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO) through the National Fire Academy in 2019 and the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy in 2021. In her free time, she is an accomplished ballroom dancer and is active in the vocal music scene in Wilmington.