Prior to serving as the current County Manager for Talbot County, Clay Stamp led the consolidation of the Talbot County departments of Emergency Management, 9-1-1 Communications, Emergency Medical Services into the newly created Talbot County Department of Emergency Services and served as its Director working to bring forth a number of innovative advances. Additionally, he presently serves as the Chair of State of Maryland Emergency Medical Services Board that oversees the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) and funding in part for the Maryland State Police Aviation Command, the R. Adams Crowley Shock Trauma Center, and the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute.

Previously Mr. Stamp as the Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency for Governor Larry Hogan and served as his lead in combating the opioid crisis by establishing the Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center. He served as the Deputy Director of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), overseeing statewide operations and helped to facilitate a number of state-of-the-art projects.

Mr. Stamp’s emergency services career began with the Town of Ocean City, Maryland as one of its first Advanced Life Support EMS clinicians where he developed a passion to help individuals in need. Following his appointment as the first Emergency Management Director for the City of Ocean City, Mr. Stamp helped assemble the emergency management system that became the framework for emergency planning and response and recovery coordination. After 27 years of service with the Department of Emergency Services for Ocean City, Mr. Stamp retired as the Director of the Department.