Maximilian Dixon

Earthquake Program Manager in Washington

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As a problem-solver and systems thinker, Maximilian is passionate about improving community well-being. This means figuring out how to live, develop and adapt in ways that we can continue to exist and thrive no matter what challenges and changes we face. To do this we must become a resilient society.

Maximilian is the Earthquake Program Manager for the Washington State Emergency Management Division.

"Resilience is the capacity to absorb change and adapt while retaining one's humanity and well-being."


Maximilian channels his passion for community well-being through his volunteer and professional endeavors:


Earthquake Program Manager - WA EMD

Emergency Management - SeaFair


Mitigation Program Coordinator - WA EMD

Preparedness Trainer, Government Liaison and Disaster Exercise Designer - American Red Cross

Planning Consultant - Self-Employed

Research Assistant - UW Institute for Hazards Mitigation Planning and Research

Founding Member and Board Member - Puget Sound Section Young Planners Group

Founding Member and Board Member - Friends of North Creek Forest

Co-founder, Executive Director and Vice-President of the Board - Shoreline Farmers Market Association

Founder and President - Sustainability Organization of UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College

Risk Policy Intern - FEMA Region X

Member - UWB/CCC Commuter Services Task Force

Steward - Twin Ponds Park

  • Work
    • WA EMD
  • Education
    • Master of Urban Planning
    • Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management
    • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
    • Minor in Policy Studies