City Names New Director of Water Works

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Mayor Jake Day is pleased to announce that Cori Cameron has been appointed as the City of Salisbury’s next Director of Water Works. Her appointment was unanimously approved by the City Council at Monday night’s session. Cori had been serving as Director in an interim capacity since May 30, 2018, when the previous Director of the department moved on.

Cori Cameron began her career as a Water Plant Operator at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission in 1981. She quickly moved up the ranks into large water and wastewater facilities and was eventually offered a position with the City of Salisbury in 1988 as a Water Treatment Plant Operator. Five years after joining the City, Cori was appointed to the position of Water Plant Superintendent, and has served in that capacity for the past 15 years. During her tenure as Superintendent, Cori has put Salisbury on the national map for water quality.  In 2015 and 2017, she represented Salisbury at the National Rural Water Alliance’s annual competition after winning the organization’s regional “Top Ops” competition. Additionally, Cori currently serves as the Director of the Eastern Shore Section for the Water and Waste System Operators Association (WWOA) and is an active member of the Operators Committee of the Chesapeake Section of the American Water Works Association (CSAWWA).

“Over the past three months as Interim Director, Cori has exemplified steadfast leadership through consistent management, collaboration, and effective communication,” said the Mayor. “She is a true advocate for water and wastewater operations, and for the dedicated staff who keep the City of Salisbury’s water ranked #1 in the State of Maryland.

“We believe in the open search processes which allows us the opportunity to interview the most qualified applicants available for any position. In this instance, the best candidate was right here with us the whole time. I am proud of Cori Cameron, her excellent work, and her Dedication to the City of Salisbury over the past 30 years. I am confident that Water Works is in the best possible hands.”