Hogan Appoints Steve Schuh to Head the Opioid Operational Command Center

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Steve Schuh (photo source: Maryland State Archives)

Governor Hogan has appointed Steve Schuh, former Anne Arundel County Executive, to serve as the Executive Director of the Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC).

Schuh succeeds Clay Stamp who is returning to his role as the Director of Emergency Services and Associate County Manager for Talbot County.

As announced in a news release:

“For the past two years, Clay Stamp worked tirelessly in his role to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic in Maryland. On behalf of Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford and our entire administration, we thank him for his service to our state,” said Governor Hogan. “I know that Steve’s first-hand experience as county executive, including the local programs he championed to help to fight this crisis, will serve our state well as we continue working to save the lives of Marylanders every day.”

The announcement also noted structural changes to the OOCC:

Schuh’s appointment coincides with the issuance of revisions to the executive order establishing and governing the OOCC. The amended order names Lt. Governor Rutherford as the chair of the Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council, formalizes the structure of the OOCC and establishes it within the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), and designates the 24 Opioid Intervention Teams that have been developed in each jurisdiction as the mechanism for distributing funds provided through the OOCC.

For more information read the full news release.

Learn more about ways to address the opioid crisis at the MACo Winter Conference session, “Opioid Round Table: What’s Working? What’s Not? and What’s Next?”.

The MACo Winter Conference will be held January 2-4, 2019 at the Hyatt in Cambridge, Maryland. This year’s theme is, “Charting the Course.”

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference:

Questions? Contact Member Services Director Virginia White.