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Advisory Council Business - Cemetery Oversight


The council is composed of 12 members appointed by the secretary of Labor and includes five consumer representatives:

Erich March, For-Profit Representative-Cemeterian
John (Ron) Pearcey, Nonprofit Representative-Cemeterian
Walter Tegeler, Monument Company Reprensentative
David Zinner, Consumer Member
Bruce Hultquist, Religious Representative
Erin Brooks, Consumer Member
J. Michael Bennett, For-Profit Representative-Cemeterian
Yvonne Fisher, Consumer Member
Craig Huff, For-Profit Representative-Cemeterian
Frank Porter, Chair, Consumer Member
Rebecca Edmiston, Crematory Representative
Vacant, Consumer Member

Deborah A. Rappazzo, Executive Director

Public Meetings
The Advisory Council on Cemetery Operations is required to meet at least four times per year to advise the secretary of Labor and the executive director on issues related to the regulation and administration of the office. Interim meetings will be scheduled as needed. The meetings are held at 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 in the 3rd floor conference room at 10:00 a.m., unless otherwise posted. All meetings are open to the public.

  • January 23, 2020
  • February 27, 2020
  • March 26, 2020
  • April 23, 2020

Winter weather policy for advisory council meetings - effective 1/1/2018
If Maryland state government has liberal leave or is closed due to inclement weather, or Baltimore City Public Schools are opening late or closed, the advisory council Meeting for that day is cancelled. The advisory council Meeting will reconvene on the next regularly scheduled meeting date.