Earlier this year, Governor Hogan declared a state of emergency in response to the intensification of Maryland’s heroin and opioid crisis – a move that helps provide state and county response agencies greater flexibility to collaborate on and launch prevention, treatment, and enforcement efforts. As part of those efforts the governor appointed Clay Stamp to serve as the Executive Director of the Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC).
At the 2017 MACo Summer Conference, Mr. Stamp along with his colleagues, Birch Barron, Deputy Director of the OOCC, and Katie Kuehn, Communications Director for the OOCC, provided updates to attendees on the work that has been put into motion over the past few months and what is left to come. Following their brief presentation the team opened the floor to questions and comments from audience members.
The forum was held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City.