The Talbot County Council has selected Clay Stamp to be the next County Manager. The announcement comes after Andrew Hollis’ decision to step down from the position at the end of this year.
Stamp currently serves as the County’s Emergency Services Director and Assistant County Manager. He will bring to the position of County Manager a wealth of experience in state and local government. Stamp is an active member of MACo’s Emergency Managers Affiliate, and has presented on the challenges of providing EMS in rural counties at MACo’s 2019 Winter Conference.
Prior to joining Talbot County, Stamp served 27 years as the emergency management director for the Town of Ocean City, and has held a variety of state roles including Executive Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency.
From coverage in The Talbot Spy:
“Clay’s demeanor, attitude, and approach to day-to-day operations will serve the council, the county, and its employees well,” [Council President] Pack said. “He will assist the council as it deals with a variety of challenges in the years to come, in both the budgetary and legislative arenas.
“The budgetary responsibility of the county council is one of its most important functions. Clay has been a part of a number of previous budget processes, and that historical knowledge will be invaluable,” Pack said. “In general, Clay’s past service, as both county manager and director of emergency services/assistant county manager, will allow this council to continue moving forward with the job of doing the people’s business.”
Coverage in The Talbot Spy