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Thursday, April 28, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY - Elected and Civic Leaders to Fight Fire

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

State of Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, County Executive Rushern Baker and a host of other elected and civic leaders are scheduled to face the hottest issue of their careers on Friday.  We have made arrangements for you to have a front row seat.

The Prince George’s County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Association/International Association of Firefighters Local 1619, in conjunction with the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department and the University of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute will provide media an opportunity to watch as the Lt. Governor Brown, County Executive Baker, County Council members and others experience what it is like to be a firefighter for the day.  Observe them learn how to don firefighters personal protective equipment, breath air from a bottle and protect themselves against injury as they extinguish a fire.

WHAT:            FIRE OPS 101 – Firefighter for the Day.

WHEN:            Friday, April 29, 2011, 8:00 am until 12:00 pm

WHERE:          Maryland Fire/Rescue Institute
                        4500 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD

WHO:              State of Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, County Council members, elected and civic leaders, Fire CHief Marc S. Bashoor firefighter/medics and members of the media will be participating.

County Executive Baker Announces Appointment of Barry L. Stanton as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer


 For immediate release:

April 27, 2011

For Information Contact:

Scott L. Peterson

Acting Director of Communications

Office of the County Executive

(240) 619-9400

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III Announces Appointment of Barry L. Stanton as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Safety

Recent Frederick County Manager and Former Director of Prince George's County Department of Corrections Returns to Serve Baker Administration 

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Today, Prince George's County Executive, Rushern L. Baker, III announced that he will appoint Barry L. Stanton as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer overseeing all Public Safety Agencies.  Stanton is currently the County Manager of Frederick County, MD, a position he has held since October, 2010.  Stanton served Frederick County as Assistant County Manager for two years prior to his appointment as County Manager.  Stanton was Director of the Prince George's County Department of Corrections from 1997 to 2007.

"I am thrilled to welcome Barry Stanton back to Prince George's County government," said Baker. "An expert in organizational management and public safety policy, Barry is a results-oriented professional who will provide this Administration and the residents of the County with continual improvement in public safety. His managerial and organizational skills are impeccable and we are once again fortunate to have his talent and skill."

As a Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Stanton will be responsible for oversight of the Prince George's County Police Department, Fire/EMS Department, Department of Corrections, the Office of Homeland Security and other areas as assigned. This position does not need confirmation by the Prince George's County Council.


"I appreciate the opportunity and confidence that County Executive Baker and his management team has given me," said Stanton. "I'm looking forward to helping the Baker Administration achieve its overall goals of improving public safety for the citizen's of the County.  I am thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to return to Prince George's County in such an important capacity."


"Barry Stanton has had a wide and lasting impact on Frederick County Government during his tenure here, said Frederick County Board of County Commissioners President Blaine Young. "He deserves much credit for his outstanding management and organizational skills that brought us through the recent budget crisis, the reorganization and restructuring of County divisions to better serve our citizens and excellent oversight of our emergency management and fire and rescue divisions.  Due to his leadership, our policies and plans are recognized Statewide and leave us better prepared than ever before in the event of a crisis.  Barry's 'can-do' attitude and enthusiasm will be greatly missed. We appreciate his service to the citizens of Frederick County and wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

 Biography of Barry Stanton:Barry Stanton has served as Frederick County Manager since October 2010. Prior to that appointment, he was Assistant County Manager since January 2007.  His accomplishments include oversight of the Frederick County Emergency Management Policy Advisory Committee, which prepared continuity of operations plans and legal annexes for County disaster preparedness; serving as Acting Director of the Division of Fire & Rescue Services and Division of Public Works; reorganization of the Division of Fire & Rescue Services and the hiring of a new director; supervision of the Office of Volunteer Fire & Rescue Services, and oversight of nine County divisions, as well as the Office of Environmental Sustainability. 

He oversaw the County's strategic plan accomplishments where division directors achieved 95.5 percent of the objectives set by the Board of County Commissioners.  Mr. Stanton was also instrumental in setting up the County's Legislative Affairs and Constituent Services Programs and the new Office of Environmental Sustainability, as well as designating a new Ethics Compliance Administrator.


Mr. Stanton served as Director of Corrections for the Prince George's County Department of Corrections until 1997.  His responsibilities included supervision of approximately 600 employees, 2,000 inmates and 400 volunteers, oversight of a $65 million dollar budget, management of a $30 million capital construction program, and strategic and organizational planning.


Previously, Mr. Stanton was Corrections Bureau Chief from 1991-1997 at the Frederick County Corrections Bureau of the Sheriff's Office.  He developed and coordinated the training academy; managed a $15 million capital construction project; oversaw the Work Release, Community Service and Pretrial Release Programs; handled media and community relations, and ensured the safety of staff, inmates and visitors. 


Between 1985 and 1991, he rose through the ranks at the Correction Bureau, from Correction Officer/Shift Commander to Coordinator of Training and Compliance/Accreditation and Director of Security. 


Mr. Stanton is a graduate of Frederick High School, Cheyney State University (Cheyney, Pa.) with a bachelor's degree in sociology and the University of Phoenix (Columbia, Md.) with a master's degree in organizational management.