Department of Emergency Services Advisory Council


The Council has a combination of members who are designated for appointment by the positions, as well as 3 “consumer” members.

Date Appointed
Term Expires
John Cvach
November 30, 2012
December 31, 2018
Bill Faust, FEC Chair

Scott Haas, Director

Charles Melson
April 12, 2016
April 30, 2020
Mike RanelliJuly 1, 2018June 30, 2020
Richard SvobodaJuly 25, 2018June 30, 2020
Buddy Thomas
May 1, 2015
April 30, 2019
Nick Venuto
January 9, 2007
December 31, 2018
Faye Williams
November 30, 2012
December 31, 2018


On July 14, 2004 the Board of County Commissioners revised the Queen Anne’s County Code, Title 21 Public Safety, to include Article III, Department of Emergency Services. This Article created the Emergency Services Advisory Council. The council is to:

  • Advise the department on matters of policy regarding the provision for emergency services in the County.
  • Advise the department regarding equipment, standard operating procedures, protocols, medications and emergency services personnel education and training requirements.
  • Assist the department regarding emergency services public information and education; and submit to the department a report on the status of emergency services in the County.