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
Kathleen Deoudes  June 14, 2016  June 30, 2018 
Bill Faust, FEC Chair

Scott Haas, Director     
John Lewis October 25, 2016  December 31, 2018 
Charles Melson April 12, 2016 April 30, 2018
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.
For agenda and minutes click HERE