Ron Engle

Ron Engle

3rd Ward Councilman

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Ron Engle was re-elected Councilman for the Town of Easton, Ward 3 in May 2019. He is formerly a private consultant in Traffic Safety.  He most recently retired after 10 years as the Director, Traffic Safety, for The Century Council, a national not-for-profit organization funded by America’s leading distilled spirits companies and dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking.

He had more than 30 years of service with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA), USDOT where he served in a number of management, policy development and program implementation positions.  He managed and directed the development and implementation of the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program and the Drug Recognition Program for traffic law enforcement.  This test battery is currently used in most police departments for detection and apprehension of alcohol and drug impaired drivers. 

Prior to his joining NHTSA, he served eight years in law enforcement.  The last two years, he was the Enforcement Coordinator for the Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Department Alcohol Safety Action Project.  Most of his professional experience is directly related to combating the drunk driver. 

He is a Fellow in the Maryland Municipal Leagues Academy of Excellence in Local Governance, University of Maryland, School of Public Policy

Professional Commissions:

  • Easton Economic Development Commission - Board Member
  • Neighborhood Service Center - Board Member
  • Talbot County Economic Development Committee -   Board Member
  • Talbot County Free Library
  • Talbot County Tourism Board

Volunteer Service:

  • Avalon Foundation
  • Plein Air Festival
  • Waterfowl Festival Talbot County Public Schools – Assistant lacrosse coach
  • Frederick Douglas Honor Society