Tribute to Cal OES HQ Building Namesake Unveiled

Bill Campbell Tribute Plaque Unveiled

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., and Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci, unveiled a new plaque honoring Senator William P. “Bill” Campbell.

Campbell passed away on March 22, 2015 at the age of 79.

The unveiling took place at the California Chamber of Commerce in Sacramento, on Thursday.

Bill served more than 20 years in the California Legislature as an Assemblyman and a Senator. As Senator, he served as Chairman of the Joint Legislative Committee, Minority Leader of the Senate, and leader in emergency preparedness, which led to the State Office of Emergency Services named “Senator Bill Campbell Building.”

Campbell May 9 2001 (2)
Bill Campbell at Building Dedication May 9, 2001

“We have lost a member of our emergency services family,” Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci said. “Bill was a great public servant and we’ll all miss his tireless support for OES and for public safety advocacy.”

The plaque will be prominently displayed at Cal OES headquarters in Mather, California.

Campbell was laid to rest March 28, 2015, in Orem, Utah.

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