Press release from Alachua County
Alachua County Fire Rescue is pleased to announce the selection of Jen Grice as Alachua County’s next Emergency Management Director. Mrs. Grice will begin her career as the Emergency Management Director on August 2, 2021.
Mrs. Grice has served the citizens of Alachua County since 2013, most recently as our Acting Director of Emergency Management. Mrs. Grice holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University, a Master of Public Health from Drexel University, and is certified in emergency management through the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA). She brings with her a wealth of experience and has worked locally through numerous tropical storms, hurricanes, and major events.
Alachua County Fire Rescue Chief Harold Theus said, “Alachua County conducted an exhaustive search and interviewed some talented and very qualified individuals.” He continued, “Ultimately, I believe that Mrs. Grice’s experience, her knowledge of our community, and leadership roles in industry associations have prepared her for this opportunity. Her hard work, willingness to serve, and local experiences have established her as the clear choice to lead Alachua County’s Emergency Management Team into the future.”