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Joe is a lifelong resident of Harford County and has lived his entire life in Fallston. Joe has been an active member of the community since an early age. He joined the Fallston Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Company in 1994, rising to the rank of Fire Chief in 2008. Joe and his wife Laura are small business owners and he has served the citizens of Harford County as a Deputy with the Harford County Sheriff's Office; a Firefighter; a member of the Harford County Technical Rescue Team; and he has served on both state and federal Urban Search and Rescue Teams including FEMA. Joe is a Federal Emergency Manager assigned to the Disaster Emergency Communications cadre within FEMA. His lifetime of public safety service has afforded Joe opportunities and experiences that have fashioned him into an honorable and dedicated leader. Joe has received many local, state, national, and international awards and recognition for his leadership roles in public safety and community service.
In addition to being the District B Representative and serving on a number of Board and committees, Joe also services as the Council Vice President and the Maryland Association of Counties liaison representing the Harford County Council in Annapolis during the Maryland General Assembly 90 day legislative session.
Vice-President, County Council, Harford County, since December 4, 2018 (member, representing District B, since May 20, 2009).
Member, Harford County Local Emergency Planning Commission, 2018-; Council Public Safety Liaison, 2018-; Maryland Association of Counties Liaison, 2012-; Member, Board of Health, Harford County, 2009-; Member, Zoning Appeals Board, Harford County, 2009-; Member, Department of Emergency Services, Harford County, Special Operations, 2018-; Member, Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company, Inc., 1994- (Chief 2008-10, Board of Director 2005-2010); Member, Harford County Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services Association, 1994- (Training Committee Chair 2006-10, Technical Rescue Team Command Staff 2008-18, Trustee 2006-09); Member, Central Maryland Urban Search and Rescue Team MDTF-2, (K-9 Handler, Tech Search Manager, Tech Info Manager); Member, Maryland Association of Counties Legislative Committee, 2012-17; Member, Maryland Association of Counties Education Sub-committee, 2014-16; Member, Harford Center Board, Harford County, 2009-11; Local Management Board, Harford County, 2009-11; Public Library Board of Trustees, Harford County, 2011-13.