Governor Mills Nominates Peter Rogers to Serve as MEMA Director

February 14, 2020

Rogers has served as MEMA Deputy Director since 2014

Phto of Peter RogersGovernor Janet Mills today nominated Peter J. Rogers of Yarmouth to serve as Director of the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Rogers has served as Acting Director of MEMA since June 2019, his second stint as Acting Director, and as Deputy Director since 2014.

“Peter Rogers’ skills and wealth of emergency management experience position him well to lead MEMA,” said Governor Mills. “I thank him for his willingness to serve in this important position and look forward to working with him to protect the safety of Maine people.”

Rogers has also served as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management after working in various roles within the Department for sixteen years. He also previously served as Communications Director in the Governor’s Office. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served for 22 years.  Rogers, 57,  is a graduate of Norwich University in Vermont. He lives in Yarmouth with his wife and has five children.

Rogers’ nomination is subject to review by the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety and approval of the Maine Senate.