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About Us

Mission Statement

Talbot County Public works strives to plan, construct and maintain the infrastructure to deliver a transportation network, water, wastewater, solid waste management services and public facilities to enhance the quality of life for all.

The Department of Public Works is responsible for:

  • Safety guidelines and engineering for county roads, bridges and associated structures
  • Management and construction of capital projects
  • Management of solid waste, including landfills and recycling
  • Stormwater management and sediment control 
  • Traffic safety
  • Wastewater and sewer utilities




Ray Clarke
County Engineer

"As public servants for the County, the staff and I are committed to meeting the needs of all the citizens of Talbot County."
Ray Clarke, County Engineer

Public Works

Michael Mertaugh
Assistant County Engineer

Josh Elliot
Assistant County Engineer

Mark Cahoon
GIS Manager

Steve Escher
Project Manager I / Stormwater Management Review

DuEwa Batson
Project Manager I

Kendra Blake
Contract Manager for OSDS

Kathy Coligan
Administrative Assistant

Derick Brummell
Recycling Coordinator

Sanitary District

Jean Weisman
Sanitary District Administrator

Russell Lease
Manager of Environmental Operations

Amanda Lauder
Administrative Assistant

Ron Hinson
Sanitary District Inspector


Brent Geib
Facilities Division Manager

Kathleen Megahan
Administrative Assistant

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