Frederick County Brings Privatization Efforts to a Close

In a letter to county employees, Commission President Blaine Young thanked them for working with the Commissioners over the past couple of years to downsize and streamline government, and indicated that the county has completed privatization efforts. As reported by the Frederick News-Post,

The recent decision to sell Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living puts the county on course to lose 181 more workers, with facility staff expected to become employees of the buyer, Aurora Health Management. However, the sale of Citizens and Montevue represents the last major privatization effort the current Board of County Commissioners aims to undertake, Young wrote in the letter.

“I realize that all of the major changes have been difficult; however, you have helped this Board in transitioning through the changes to meet the Board’s strategic goals,” he wrote.

The past few years of cost trimming have resulted in a significantly smaller county government, he said.

The Frederick County workforce has been reduced by over 450 positions since fiscal 2009.