Comptroller Peter Franchot installed Richard Pollitt, Jr., County Executive for Wicomico County, as the new MACo President for 2013. He will serve a one-year term as President. The installation took place at the Inaugural Ceremony and Awards Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, Maryland during the MACo Winter Conference. Many of President Pollitt’s family, colleagues, and friends attended the Inauguration Ceremony and proudly watched him take the oath of office.
President Pollitt has served on the MACo Board since 2006, making this his eighth year on the Board. He is joined by Thomas G. Duncan, Talbot County as First Vice President, Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County as Second Vice President, John Barr, Washington County as Secretary, Tari Moore, Cecil County as Treasurer, and Ingrid M. Turner, Prince George’s County as the Immediate Past President.
President Pollitt commented, “I’m looking forward to the honor of serving Maryland county government as MACo’s president in 2013. We are a diverse state with a diverse geography and a diverse population. But we are also one community dedicated to the promotion and protection of one concept: keeping local decisions local. I intend to focus on those attributes of county government that unite us in order to build upon MACo’s success as a full partner with the state in developing the laws and policies that will define our communities in the years to come.”