Salisbury names Cameron new Water Works director

Mayor Jake Day has appointed Cori Cameron as the city’s next Director of Water Works.

Her appointment was unanimously approved Monday by the City Council.

Cameron has been serving as the department director in an interim capacity since May 2018.

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, she was appointed Water Plant Superintendent, and has served in that capacity for the past 15 years.

In that time, Cameron 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, Cameron serves as the Director of the Eastern Shore Section for the Water and Waste System Operators Association and is an active member of the Operators Committee of the Chesapeake Section of the American Water Works Association.

“Over the past three months as Interim Director, Cori has exemplified steadfast leadership through consistent management, collaboration, and effective communication,” Day said in a statement. “She is a true advocate for water and wastewater operations, and for the dedicated staff who keep the city of Salisbury’s water ranked No. 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,” Day said.

“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,” Day said.

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