Boniface To Lead Glassman’s Harford Appointees

Billy Boniface, courtesy of Maryland State Archives

County Executive Elect Barry Glassman has released a list of officials he intends to nominate to leadership positions in Harford County, with current Council Chair and MACo Board Member William “Billy” Boniface tabbed for the county’s top professional role, Director of Administration.

From coverage in the online The Dagger, citing a release from Friends of Barry Glassman:

Mr. Boniface is a proven leader in government, business, and community organizations. He recently completed two terms as president of the Harford County Council, having decided not to seek re-election. President Boniface was a consensus-builder who ensured that council business was conducted efficiently and professionally, earning the respect of colleagues and constituents; he also served on the Board of Estimates, Council Personnel Committee, and the Economic Development Agriculture Advisory Board. For over 30 years, Mr. Boniface has been a managing partner in his family-owned Bonita Farm, a 400-acre thoroughbred horse breeding and training operation. He served by gubernatorial appointment on the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He is also a former president of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association. A Darlington resident, Mr. Boniface is a former captain and volunteer fireman and EMT with the Level Volunteer Fire Company.

Regarding Boniface’s nomination, County Executive-elect Glassman said:

“Effective management under my administration depends on a leader with business sense and deep knowledge of Harford County government, and one who has earned my trust. I have known Billy Boniface since our early days together as volunteer firemen. I have watched him grow as a leader throughout his three decades of public service. Then, as now, I know him to be a man of integrity and personal strength who shares my work ethic and profound devotion to the county of our birth. I am honored to nominate him as my director of administration.”

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Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties