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Clay Stamp, County Manager

Clay Stamp was named Talbot County manager on January 1, 2021, after serving as the director of Emergency Services for more than 10 years.

Stamp continues to serve as the chairman of the Maryland Emergency Medical Services Board that oversees the Statewide EMS system and is a member of the Governor’s Emergency Management Advisory Council. He also is a long-serving member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hurricane Liaison Team. 

In 2017, Stamp led efforts for Gov. Larry Hogan to build a system to coordinate statewide efforts to combat the heroin and opioid crisis in Maryland. He previously served under Gov. Robert Ehrlich as deputy director of the Maryland EMS system and a member of his senior homeland security group.

Between his work at the local, state, and federal levels of government, Stamp has extensive experience working in disasters including the World Trade Center attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the civil unrest in Baltimore. 

He began his career in Ocean City as a paramedic firefighter, becoming the city’s first emergency management director and eventually the director of Emergency Services where he shepherded the development of many cutting edge services. Stamp currently resides in Easton, Maryland, with his wife Lisa.

Contact Information:


Phone:  410-770-8010

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