Leonardtown, MD – Governor Hogan has appointed St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron to a two-year term on the Governor’s Emergency Management Advisory Council (GEMAC). The GEMAC serves as an independent advisory board, comprised of persons with special expertise in areas critical to homeland security and emergency management. Sheriff Cameron brings more than 35 years of law enforcement and public safety experience to the Council, including three terms as the Sheriff of St. Mary’s County.

“It is an honor to be appointed by Governor Hogan to his Emergency Management Advisory Council. The council works to ensure Maryland is an aware and prepared state. It is a pleasure to serve with such an exemplary group, including fellow St. Mary’s County resident David Willenborg,” Cameron said.

This is the second time that Governor Hogan has specifically called upon Sheriff Cameron’s expertise. In 2015, the Governor appointed Cameron to serve on his Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force.

Sheriff Cameron earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Management in 2006, through Johns Hopkins University’s Public Safety Leadership program. Cameron then enrolled in the University’s prestigious Police Executive Leadership Program and received his Master of Business Administration in May 2007.

Since then, Cameron has gone on to complete the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Post Graduate School, in Monterey, CA, at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. He is also a graduate of the 92nd Class of the National Sheriff’s Institute, Session 66 of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Course, and of Session 14 of the Maryland Police and Corrections Training Commission Leadership Challenge.

The two-year term is set to expire in 2018.