Quentin E. Cummings has served as the Ward 5 Representative since Spring 2020. Quentin is a Federally-recognized innovator, Hazard Mitigation specialist, Certified Floodplain Manager, and Chair of the Data Analytics & Systems Committee within the Federal government. He has served in a number of roles in disaster recovery operations throughout the country, including Hurricane Harvey (Texas) and Hurricane Maria (Puerto Rico). Additionally, he continues to serve his country in the Army Reserves within a local Military Intelligence unit.

Prior to moving to the greater DC metropolitan area in 2012 and then Annapolis in 2018, Quentin served in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) domestic response unit with responsibility for the American southeast. He has served combat infantry tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as peacekeeping missions in Bosnia. His military service has also given him the opportunity to serve as a Counterinsurgency Advisor to NATO coalition forces, and was attached to the Naval Special Warfare Task Group-Arabian Peninsula (NSWTG-AP) in Iraq. He has worked in close conjunction with U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) representatives abroad and National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) domestically throughout his military and civilian careers.

Mr. Cummings graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania with Magna Cum Laude honors and is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. He is a Distinguished Military Graduate and is currently attending graduate school for a Master’s in Homeland Security studies, with a concentration on climate change and natural disaster mitigation. His professional occupational goal is to prevent or lessen the effects of future flood disasters, and specializes in the use of Data Science and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).