Cecil County Hosts Inaugural Ceremony for New Elected Officials

Cecil County Seal

In a ceremony punctuated by classical music and choral singing, Cecil County inaugurated its eight newly elected officials on December 1.  The ceremony is Cecil’s second since becoming a charter county and completes the County’s transition from a commission form of government.

The list of  elected officials sworn in included:

  • Council Member Joyce Bowlsbey
  • Council Member George Patchell
  • Council Member Dan Schneckenburger
  • Sheriff Scott Adams
  • Judge of Orphans’ Court Sally Saunders Camp
  • Judge of Orphans’ Court Carolyn L. Crouch
  • Judge of Orphans’ Court Pete Pritchard
  • Register of Wills Michael W. Dawson

From a December 1 Cecil Whig article:

An estimated 275 people filled the Upper Chesapeake Ballroom in North East on Monday to witness the inauguration ceremony for eight newly elected officials — all Republicans.

“I believe this day represents a new dawn in Cecil County history,” said County Executive Tari Moore in her opening remarks. “The very fact that all of these elected officials were willing to come together to be sworn in today is significant and speaks highly of their desire to serve Cecil County.”  …

County Council Manager Jim Massey and staff organized the professional ceremony, which included music provided by Rising Sun High School Chamber Choir and Ensemble and North East High School Ensemble, presentation and retiring of colors by Cecil County Sheriff’s Honor Guard and a military-style change of command ceremony from former Sheriff Barry Janney to new Sheriff Scott Adams.

Council President Robert Hodge was impressed with the large turnout of citizens who attended the inaugural ceremony Monday.  …

“I have very high expectations of how all of our elected officials will work together to accomplish the goals we set forth. There will be many challenges, but I think that we will be able to overcome them,” [Hodge] said. “So we can pursue our dreams to live, work and enjoy Cecil County.”